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Westbrook Suffers Massive Accident in Daytona Testing

Richard Westbrook survives massive accident in testing at Daytona…

Photo: Halston Pitman/MotorSportMedia

Photo: Halston Pitman/MotorSportMedia

Richard Westbrook escaped injury following a massive accident Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing.

The Englishman’s No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP suffered an unidentified failure while braking into the high-speed Turn 1 section on the 3.56-mile oval/road course, sending the car airborne and into a series of rolls, according to multiple eyewitness.

Westbrook was treated and released from the infield medical center but could not be reached for comment.

The car sustained considerable damage to all four corners, which has resulted in the Troy Flis-led squad packing after completing just a few hours of testing with its newly upgraded DP.

Sportscar365 will have more on this developing story as it breaks.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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