The cable, which belonged to FOX, snapped and struck several cars at lap 124 of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kyle Busch was in the lead, and presumably driving upwards of 200 miles an hour when the cable snapped and struck his car and others', causing the race to be red-flagged.
The right front side of Busch's bodywork was ripped away, Marcos Ambrose ran over a piece that severed a brake line and Mark Martin also sustained some damage.
Since the damage was so wide-spread across the field, teams were given 15 minutes to make repairs during the red-flag period, when repairs are typically not permitted. In all, NASCAR suspended the race approximately 30 minutes while workers removed the cable and cleaned the track.
Busch's team was able to fix his car and he regained the lead once the race was re-started.
Update 9:08 p.m.: 10 fans were injured, three of whom were sent to area hospitals for further evaluation.
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