Apparently they have increased the seriously injured count to 12. Its terrible that things like this happen in sport today, but actually the crash is pretty ironic. The (outdated) “Safety Fence”, or “Catch Fence” did it’s job at keeping the car back, but it was the post (the same one that killed Dan Wheldon in Las Vegas two years ago) that did the real damage, tearing the engine off the car and tossing it into the stands.
I think if they want to continue racing like this, they need to rethink the catch fence. This design has been around since the mid-90s, and I think that we have advanced a little since then. Almost every other sport has, but oval racing seems to be stuck in the past.