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Daytona 500 gets back underway

The Daytona 500 has been restarted for a second time after another red flag stoppage to carry out track repairs.

A hole has developed in the asphalt between Turns 1 and 2 twice during today's race, forcing a one hour and 42 minute stoppage on lap 122, and then another 45 minute delay on lap 161 when the hole reopened.

Course workers used a different method to seal the hole during the second red flag and are optimistic that the race can now proceed as planned to the full 200-lap distance.

Darkness has now fallen over Daytona, with five and a half hours having elapsed since the race initially began. Kevin Harvick currently leads from Juan Pablo Montoya under yellow prior to the race resuming in earnest.

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