Rookie Parker Kligerman was involved in a multi-car wreck Wednesday, sliding on his roof halfway down the front-stretch in the first full practice for the Daytona 500.
Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano started the melee when they got together coming out of turn 4 during a drafting session at Daytona International Speedway. Trevor Bayne then hit Logano, who slammed into Paul Menard. Menard's car shot up the track and collected Kligerman.
Kligerman's car lifted off the ground, landed on top of Ryan Truex's hood and then turned upside-down and slid down the track before coming to a stop.
Dave Blaney also was involved. Some of the cars slammed into the outside wall, damaging part of the catch-fence that separates fans from the track.
No one was injured.
Drivers plan to be cautious in Daytona qualifiers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Don't look for defending Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson to take many chances in Thursday's qualifying race.
Johnson already wrecked one car in the exhibition Sprint Unlimited last week and really likes the Chevrolet his team has prepped and ready for "The Great American Race" on Sunday.
So Johnson was one of a handful of drivers who turned few laps in the two practice sessions Wednesday.
He says he doesn't want to risk wrecking his car, and Hendrick Motorsports having to call for the backup to be sent from North Carolina.