Concrete comes up at Dover, causes damage to race car and crossover bridge

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Two red flags have slowed the NASCAR race at Dover.

Dover, Del. – A pair of red flags have slowed the action during the FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks.

The first red flag occurred after a wreck on the 135th lap littered the backstretch with debris. After a seven minute delay, racing resumed.

The event was stopped again on the 160th circuit when a piece of the concrete racing surface broke loose, hitting Jamie McMurray’s car. His car suffered major damage to the front end. A piece actually flew up and cracked the glass in the crossover bridge on the backstretch.

Track repairs took 22 minutes with Kevin Harvick leading the race. On the restart, Harvick suddenly fell off the pace with a flat tire. They believe it was caused by the loose concrete that McMurray tore up.

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Series NASCAR-CUP
Event Dover
Article type Breaking news
Tags dover, nascar, red flag