Johnson, Harvick avoid mishaps after Sorenson’s car wrecks at Dover

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Jimmie Johnson and pole-sitter Kevin Harvick both had a close call just after the halfway point of Sunday’s AAA 400 Driven For Autism Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

Reed Sorenson appeared to suffer some type of mechanical failure that deposited oil and fluid on the racetrack on Lap 214.

Johnson was trailing Sorenson and spun about 90 degrees. While Johnson did not make contact with the wall, it appeared Josh Wise may have glanced off Johnson’s Chevrolet, but there didn’t look to be any damage.

Harvick, meanwhile, was following Johnson and had to get on the brakes hard, stopping just short of making impact. Harvick did not make contact with any other cars.

Kyle Larson was leading the race at the time, but once the restart occurred, Joey Logano and then Denny Hamlin shot to the front of the field.

Then, on Lap 225, Michael Annett hit the inside retaining wall after appearing to have been tapped in the left rear by Jamie McMurray.

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