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NASCAR red-flagged the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon after a piece of TV cabling snapped across the tri-oval onto the racetrack on Lap 121, resulting in injuries to some fans and damage to race cars.
Charlotte Motor Speedway track officials issued a statement saying that, "Ten fans were injured when a nylon rope fell over the grandstands in Turn 4 on Lap 121 of tonight's race. Seven fans were treated from minor cuts and scrapes at on-site care centers and released. Three people were transported to an area hospital for further evaluation."
Kyle Busch, who was leading the race at the time said, "Something fell apart and of course it fell apart on us."
Crew chief Dave Rogers replied, "This is crazy if a TV camera just took us out."
The cabling literally sliced the right side of Busch's car behind the wheel.
Marcos Ambrose was the first car damaged and came down pit road with a broken brake line.
"I can see where it hit," said Drew Blickensderfer, Ambrose's crew chief. "I would be fine starting the race with the way our car looks. Everything looks pretty good."
NASCAR brought the cars down road and red-flagged the race at 7:41 p.m. local time and came back after nearly a half-hour delay.
"I heard something that I didn't know if I shredded a tire or what happened. It was the cable," Tony Stewart said. "You ought to see the mark where it went across the windshield."
The top five cars were Busch, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards.
The initial red-flag period was 10 minutes and 40 seconds. During this, drivers were jumping out of their cars and running down pit road to take a break and figure out what was going on. A second red-flag period of 16 minutes and 22 seconds also slowed the action. According to NASCAR officials, teams were allowed to work on multiple cars that officials deemed to have been damaged by the cabling.
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A fiber rope from FOX’s overhead camera snapped during Sunday’s running of the Coca-Cola 600. The unusual event caused extensive damage to the No. 18 car of Kyle Busch who had been leading the race. Marcos Ambrose also ran over the rope and managed to wad it up underneath his car. While under Ambrose’s car the rope severed a brake line. Other cars who received damage including...
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Seven people were treated with ''minor cuts and scrapes'' on site and released, according to a release from CMS.
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