DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Race car fans are still trying to comprehend the crash that has stunned everyone at Daytona International Speedway.
Buehner and his friends, Chuck Dunton and Mike Osborne, say they were close to the impact.
Dunton said the entire stadium went from cheering their favorite driver to silence.
"I actually saw the tire fly into the stands," said Dunton. "Everyone was worried about the people in the audience making sure they were alright. We didn't really even care who crossed the finish line."
Marc Messerschmitt recalls tire smoke and cars flipping.
"It looked like one of the most horrific crashes I've ever been to," said Messerschmitt. "I've been to a lot of races in 25 years. This one stands out in my mind..."
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