Talladega frontstretch fence 22 feet high

Updated: October 6, 2009, 5:27 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

As a safety precaution to protect fans and competitors, Talladega Superspeedway extended the height of its frontstretch catch fence by eight feet, president Rick Humphrey told ESPN.com Monday.

On Tuesday, Daytona International Speedway announced it is going to do the same.

The decision was made in reaction to a horrific accident on the final lap of the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race on April 29, which sent Carl Edwards' Ford airborne into the previous fencing and sent debris spraying ...

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