Crash during NASCAR practice damages fence at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19:  A track official removes debris from the fence following an incident during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 19: A track official removes debris from the fence following an incident during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

A crash during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway forced several drivers to backup cars and damaged part of a fence along the frontstretch. The accident happened near the spot where a crash during the last lap of the NASCAR Nationwide race in 2013 sent pieces of racecars into the stands injuring several fans.

Wednesday’s incident occurred during the first practice for Thursday nights Duel qualifying races. Matt Kenseth appeared to slide down into the Ford of Joey Logano.

“We were coming off four there and the 20 (Kenseth) started making a move to go down,” Logano said.  “I assumed he was gonna go down there.  I had the run, so I was gonna fill that hole and then he started to come back up and I was there.  Maybe I shouldn’t have been racing as hard as I was there in practice, but everybody was in a big pack there trying to make things happen.  As soon as he came back up I checked up a little bit and then the 21 hit me from behind and we spun out.  It happens.  That’s Daytona for you.”

Kenseth said the incident started when he was forced to slow.MORE>>>>

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