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NASCAR drivers OK after car accident

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NASCAR drivers Regan Smith and Paul Menard, along with Smith’s wife, Megan, and a friend of the Smiths, escaped injuries in a Colorado road accident Wednesday at about 8:45 a.m. local time.

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The foursome was on the way to a nearby ski slope when Smith lost control of his Silverado truck after hitting a patch of ice near his mountain home in Evergreen, outside of Denver, according to a team press release. The truck slid off the road and crashed into a collection of trees.

Smith and Menard will compete in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Smith drives the No. 78 Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing, while Menard drives the No. 27 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing.

Both drivers won races last season.

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