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This is what a NASCAR crash looks — and sounds — like to a fan in the stands

Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway early Monday.
Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway early Monday. The Associated Press

NASCAR’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona was delayed by rain for a long time Sunday and the race didn’t end until early Monday morning.

It featured a horrific crash by Austin Dillon that was caught on video by Dylan Whitlock, who posted it to his Instagram account.

Worst wreck I've ever seen in my life. #NASCAR #CoCaColaZero400 #cokezero400 @disupdates

A video posted by Dylan Whitlock (@dylan27w) on

USA Today reported that five spectators were treated for injuries, but it appears that no one was seriously injured, including Dillon.

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