Food City 500 resumes after red flag


The Food City 500 is back underway after a red flag period that stopped the race after 49 laps. The red flag was displayed for 25 minutes and 25 seconds.

The top 10 through 49 laps was Ryan Blaney, Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Kyle Busch and William Byron.

There have been two cautions for incidents. Michael McDowell and Ross Chastain are out after a multi-car wreck on Lap 3. That wreck involved Chase Elliott, Martin Truex Jr., Daniel Suarez, AJ Allmendinger, William Byron, David Ragan, Chad Finchum, McDowell and Chastain.

“It’s just unfortunate,” McDowell said.  “There are no excuses.  I was just racing the 19 (Suarez) and got loose underneath him.  There’s not a lot of grip.  It rained all day and that VHT just doesn’t do well without heat.  I was stuck on the bottom and that was about it.  I really hate it for my guys.  We had a fast Love’s Travel Stops Ford and just to be out this early is really heartbreaking.”

Elliott was penalized one lap after his team began working on the No. 9 Chevrolet before the red flag was lifted.

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