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Ryan Preece survives crazy Daytona crash; transported to Florida hospital

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NASCAR Cup Series driver Ryan Preece survived a very scary crash on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Late in the final regular season start, Preece collided with another car and then went into the grass in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Air went underneath the car and caused Preece to go for an unbelievable ride. This caused Preece to flip at least 10 times before coming to a stop.

Stewart Haas Racing driver Ryan Preece flips after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway
Ryan Preece flips after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR is reporting that Preece has been transported to a nearby hospital. At the time of publication, we do not have an update on the Stewart Haas Racing driver. Once we have an update on his condition, we will publish additional content on his condition.

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While it appeared to be mere seconds on the flips, it must have felt like a lifetime for Preece. NBC cameras showed Preece out of his vehicle on his own power and then being put on a stretcher.

Preece is in his sixth NASCAR Cup Series season. He has made 26 starts this season and has made 141 overall.

While he has never won a race, he has finished in the Top 5 three times, including one this season. During the Cook Out 400 on July 30th, 2023, at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, Preece finished fifth in his United Rentals Stewart Haas Racing car.

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He was one of at least 10 drivers to crash during the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Raceway.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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