A spectator claiming to be injured by debris from the Austin Dillon wreck in July 2015 at Daytona International Speedway has dropped his lawsuit against the track and NASCAR.
Spectator William Fulton dropped his lawsuit after reaching a confidential out-of-court settlement, his attorney David Beers confirmed Tuesday. Beers filed the paperwork Thursday to drop the suit, which was filed in Florida state court in Volusia County, Fla.
In the lawsuit, Fulton claimed that he was sitting in Row 6 when the crash happened at the finish of the Coke Zero 400, where Dillon's car got airborne and flew into the catch fence. Fulton claimed that as he shielded his wife, he was hit in the head and shoulder by debris. Dillon was not injured in the crash.
Beyond stating in the complaint that he has not fully recovered from the injuries, Fulton did not list specific injuries in his complaint nor a specific amount being sought in damages.
NASCAR requires tracks to assume liability for fan injuries, and tracks are required to carry $50 million in liability insurance, according to the standard sanctioning agreement as reported by Dover International Speedway in public filings.