Daytona 500 halted for track repair
NASCAR has stopped the Daytona 500 because of a hole that has developed in the track pavement.
It was unclear how or when the hole appeared on an area between turns one and two, but officials red flagged the race with 78 laps remaining in the 200-lap season-opening race.
Cars parked on pit road as track workers started fixing the surface. The track was last paved in 1978 and is scheduled for repaving next year.
Clint Bowyer was leading the race, followed by David Ragan, Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Elliott Sadler.