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Car crashes into Daytona Speedway safety fence

Car crashes into Daytona Speedway safety fence in same spot as Nationwide crash from last year. (WFTV)
Car crashes into Daytona Speedway safety fence in same spot as Nationwide crash from last year. (WFTV)
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Updated: 2/19 6:24 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFTV) -- Action News has learned part of the safety fence at Daytona International Speedway was damaged Wednesday in a crash during practice for the Daytona 500 race coming up on Sunday.

Car No. 30, driven by Parker Kligerman, was in a group with Paul Menard, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano and other drivers when the crash happened.

Kligerman's car flipped, striking the fence, landing on Menard's No. 27 car and striking the fence in the same place as the Nationwide crash that injured several spectators in the stands almost one year ago.

A larger and stronger catch fence was installed after that crash, and it appears no debris made it into the stands in Wednesday's crash.

Each driver was cleared after being evaluated by medics.

Crews quickly repaired the fence and practice has been scheduled to resume.

In last year's crash at the Nationwide, which is held the day before the Daytona 500, dozens were injured when Kyle Larson’s car lifted off the ground and slammed into the fence, sending the car's front wheels, engine and other debris into the stands.
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