NASCAR driver Ryan Preece returns to Daytona International Speedway, the site of his alarming crash, which has since prompted NASCAR to pave over the grassy area involved in the incident.

During a NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway in August 2023, Ryan Preece experienced a dramatic crash that led to his car becoming airborne and rolling several times, a situation exacerbated by a grassy area which has now been paved over for safety. Preece's survival and NASCAR's subsequent paving of the grassy area highlight the sport's ongoing dedication to driver safety, amid broader safety improvements like the introduction of the Next Gen car. Preece is set to return for Daytona 500 qualifying, expressing confidence in the advancements made in racing safety.