At least four fans were injured from debris thrown off either Carl Edwards' or Ryan Newman's car, or perhaps both, during the crash that led to Brad Keselowski's victory.
An unidentified woman was receiving medical attention, her head and stabilized, at the scene. A considerable amount of blood was visible. Three others, seated in the O.V. Hill Grandstand, Section K, Row 23, were hit by what one described as a black cylindrical object with small bearings ("little BBs") inside it.
Janet Thompson, of Baton Rouge, La., said three others in her group were hit by the object. The injuries apparently consisted of welts and bruises. The woman injured more seriously was sitting lower in the stands, near the area where Edwards' flying car ripped out parts of the catch fence.
Ms. Thompson said the incident wouldn't prevent her from attending another race. "There were 160,000 people here, and it hit us," she said, matter-of-factly.