NASCAR Truck race at Kentucky halted by catchfence-damaging crash

NASCAR suffered its second catchfence-damaging crash in four days on Thursday night, when an accident involving Ben Kennedy halted the Kentucky Speedway Truck Series race

NASCAR Truck race at Kentucky halted by catchfence-damaging crash

Five spectators sustained minor injuries in Sunday's Sprint Cup round at Daytona - which finished in the early hours of Monday morning after a rain delay - as a massive crash at the finish line sent Austin Dillon's Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet flying into the fence.

The Kentucky accident was less violent, but still tore away a section of catchfence and damaged a support post, forcing NASCAR to abandon the race with five laps left.

It occurred when Kennedy's Red Horse Racing Toyota tangled with David Gilliland's RBR Enterprises Ford at Turn 1 on a restart after a red flag.

Both ends of the Toyota were ripped away as it rode up over the wall and scraped along the fence towards Turn 2.

"Thank the good lord for keeping me safe and everything NASCAR does for keeping these tracks safe," said Kennedy.

"If it had been some years ago, I'm not sure I would've got out of my truck under my own power like that.

"I got up on top of the wall for a while, and you don't really know what to expect up there.

"Falling down from the wall to the ground was a pretty hard hit as well."

Matt Crafton was declared the winner of the race, having taken the lead just as the Kennedy crash happened.

NASCAR said earlier this week that it will consider new technologies for safety fencing following the Daytona accident.

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