Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Crash highlights Wednesday's early Daytona 500 practice; Hamlin fast again

Joey Logano took credit for wreck in parctice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Three-wide racing during practice Wednesday led to a wild multicar crash at Daytona International Speedway.

The crash resulted in Parker Kligerman's Swan Racing car getting lifted off the ground and flipping upside-down.

Several drivers were racing in a big three-wide pack while practicing for Thursday's Budweiser Duel qualifying races. The crash began when Joey Logano appeared to hit Matt Kenseth — the same two drivers who caused a big crash in Saturday's Sprint Unlimited.

The collision between Kenseth and Logano sent Paul Menard's car spinning toward the outside wall, where it hit Kligerman's No. 30 car, lifting it off the ground and damaging the catchfence at Daytona.

Kligerman's car slid on its roof for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.

The practice session was cut short while track and NASCAR officials repair the fence. A second Sprint Cup practice is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today.

A year ago, the catchfence at Daytona was damaged when Kyle Larson's car got airborne and slammed into the fence during the Nationwide Series race. That crash sent car parts and debris flying into the grandstands, injuring more than 30 fans.

The crash Wednesday also sent debris into the grandstands but there were few fans there and no reported injuries, according to Fox.

Logano took partial blame for the crash.

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