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February 23, 2013
The fan video of the wreck on the final lap of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race was blocked on YouTube out of respect for those injured in today’s accident. Information on the status of those fans was unclear and the decision was made to err on the side of caution with this very serious incident.
A statement from NASCAR • In a statement to The Verge regarding why the auto-racing organization filed DMCA requests regarding a fan-shot video of today’s violent crash at Daytona International Speedway. The video, which showed what appeared to be a tire that had fallen into the stands, showed some of the 28 people injured in the crash. While NASCAR can legally take down such videos due to language it puts on attendees’ tickets, the decision to take down the video drew criticism due to the context of the crash. The man who shot the video, Tyler Andersen, emphasized that while he was getting some attention for the clip, it should not be about him. “All this attention I’m getting is crazy, but this is not about me at all. PLEASE KEEP ALL INJURED IN YOUR PRAYERS,” he emphasized in a tweet.
20:23 // 9 months ago