VIDEO: Terrifying Crash Sends NASCAR Driver To Hospital

( – Unlike the keyboard warriors who criticize professional athletes these days from the comfort of the basements where they hide, no one will ever question the courage of Ryan Preece after he experienced one of the wildest and most terrifying crashes in NASCAR history while racing at Daytona International Speedway last night.

You can watch a video of the crash further down this post.

According to one account of what took place, this one by NBC Sports:

Ryan Preece stated on social media that ‘I’m coming back’ after a savage crash during Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.

“Stewart-Haas Racing issued a statement at 2:20 a.m. ET Sunday that Preece would be kept overnight at Halifax Health Medical Center for continued observation. He was awake, alert and mobile. The team stated he had been communicating with family and friends. Preece is to undergo another evaluation later Sunday morning. An update is expected to be provided Sunday afternoon.

“Preece’s message on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, he writes: ‘If you want to be a race car driver, you better be tough. Dammit. … I’m coming back.’

“Preece’s car rolled more than 10 times after it was hit from behind by Erik Jones’ car on Lap 156 of the 163-lap race. Preece’s car veered left and hit teammate Chase Briscoe’s car. That contact turned Preece’s car sideways as it slid through the Turn 3 grass. When Preece’s car went over a patched portion, air got underneath the car and lifted it, beginning a vicious roll.” [emphasis added]

Here is a video of the crash:

Here is Preece’s tweet following the crash: