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NASCAR driver Ryan Preece flips in violent Daytona crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Preece involved in terrifying 10-flip crash during Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona Speedway.

NASCAR driver Ryan Preece experienced a terrifying accident during the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night. Preece, driving the No. 41 vehicle, collided with Chase Briscoe in the No. 14 car, resulting in Preece's car flipping an astonishing 10 times before finally coming to a halt.

Emergency medical personnel quickly arrived at the scene to attend to Preece. Despite the severity of the crash, Preece managed to exit the car and was carefully placed onto a stretcher en route to the infield care center.

Surprisingly, NASCAR did not issue a red flag following the crash, and the race continued into overtime. However, Preece was later transferred to a hospital after the race, as reported by NBC Sports.

This incident marked the second terrifying crash of the evening. Towards the end of the second stage, Christopher Bell appeared to give Ty Gibbs a slight nudge, causing Gibbs to lose control and collide with Ryan Blaney. The impact was so forceful that Blaney crashed head-on into the wall, involving several other vehicles in the chaos. In-car footage from the NBC broadcast vividly showcased the intensity of the collision.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman, and A.J. Allmendinger were among the drivers caught up in the wreckage. Additionally, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Chris Buescher, Harrison Burton, Kyle Larson, and Riley Herbst were also involved in the incident. In total, a staggering 16 cars were affected by the wreck.

As the clean-up crew worked to restore the track, a red flag was issued, temporarily halting the race. At the time of the red flag, the race was on Lap 96 of 160.

The safety and well-being of the drivers involved in these accidents were of utmost concern, and it is a relief that Preece was able to walk away from his harrowing crash. NASCAR will undoubtedly review the events and take necessary measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.

This article was originally published on Fox News and has been shared with permission.

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