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DRIVE4COPD crash: 7 still hospitalized after Daytona crash debris hurts 33

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Seven fans were still recovering at a hospital Monday after a terrifying crash on the last lap of a NASCAR race sent pieces of a car into the grandstand, injuring 33 people, two critically.

The seven fans are at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach and are in stable condition, hospital officials tell Fox 35's Ray Raimundi.

More than 30 fans were injured Saturday night and more than a dozen taken to area hospitals during the NASCAR Nationwide DRIVE4COPD 300 race when a car driven by rookie Kyle Larson struck cars in front, went airborne into a catch fence and broke apart.

Chunks of debris flew into the stands. The car's engine and at least one tire ended up on the fans' side of the fence. Another tire landed midway up the spectator section closest to the track.

"You have to realize a motor was sitting up in the stands. And a wheel... There was smoke, people crying," fan Terry Huckaby of Tennessee said. He and his 53-year-old brother, Eddie, were sitting in the 11th row of the grandstand.

Eddie Huckaby was struck in the leg with shrapnel and underwent surgery Saturday night.

"I didn't realize he was hurt as bad until I looked down and saw him laying over and his leg was bleeding pretty bad," Huckaby said.

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