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The New York Times article about a crash that injured fans at a NASCAR race in Daytona was edited and updated within the time that I wrote my blog entry, which was probably the span of an hour! The lead of the story changed from the simple fact that fans had been injured by debris from an accident on the track, to being a story about how the crash has prompted discussion on necessary safety measures. The structure of the story switched around as more details on the injured fans became available as well as more commentary by those in the industry concerning track safety. Instead of talking about how the crash happened right after discussing the injured fans, the updated version discusses safety related deaths at NASCAR races and what the organization has done to prevent deadly accidents. This story advances the news by talking about how the racing world is responding to the event and what they would like to see done in response to make the sport safer.

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