Jet dryers damage cars prior to start of Duck Commander 500

Outside pole sitter Brad Keselowski hits pit road for repairs after his hood was damaged by one of the jet dryers working to dry the track. 

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The rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Monday got off to a bizarre start.

The first 10 laps were run under green and yellow flags simultaneously and during that period second-qualifier Brad Keselowski got too close to one of the jet dryers and it popped the back of his hood up, necessitating three pit stops to tape the hood down.

Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick and Jamie McMurray also pitted for roof flaps that came up because of the jet dryer. It was the most bizarre incident involving a jet dryer since Juan Montoya’s crash in the 2012 Daytona 500.