Track comes apart, red flag out at Martinsville

The red flag is out on the Nextel Cup series race at Martinsville, Virginia. At lap 279 of 500, a chunk of concrete dislodged from the track surface and slammed into the No. 24 Chevy of Jeff Gordon, who was running second at the time of the ...

The red flag is out on the Nextel Cup series race at Martinsville, Virginia. At lap 279 of 500, a chunk of concrete dislodged from the track surface and slammed into the No. 24 Chevy of Jeff Gordon, who was running second at the time of the impact.

The concrete chunk created a good sized pot hole in the race track, forcing NASCAR to halt the event. Track workers used an epoxy substance to fill the hole, and they are currently waiting for it to dry before the race can resume.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is the leader.

Stay tuned.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon