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Auto racers voice displeasure about safety after Kyle Busch’s accident

Kyle Busch was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher after he got caught up in a multicar crash and his car hit an infield retaining wall during the Xfinity series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Kyle Busch was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher after he got caught up in a multicar crash and his car hit an infield retaining wall during the Xfinity series race Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. The Associated Press

Kyle Busch broke his right leg in an awful accident Saturday night in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

Many other racers and family members were incensed.

Those concerns, apparently were heard.

“The Daytona International Speedway did not live up to its responsibility today,” Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III told reporters. “We should have had a SAFER barrier there, and we did not. We’re going to fix that. We’re going to fix that right now.”

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