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2012 Daytona 500: Great American Race Restarts After Lengthy Delay, Matt Kenseth Leading

After nearly a two hour delay, the Daytona 500 resumed with considerable question marks surrounding the integrity of the track. We went back to green flag racing with 35 laps to go and at 12:10 AM Tuesday. Matt Kenseth is back in the lead after red flag leader Dave Blaney had to stop for fuel.


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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was not convinced of the track repairs at turn 3, which was set ablaze after Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer, igniting 200 gallons of jet fuel. Dale Jr. relayed his skepticism over the radio scanners.

So far, so good, as the repairs to turn three appear to be holding up with 28 laps left and lap speeds hitting 200 miles per hour.

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