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Track lights go out during Texas Nationwide race

We've all been victims of inopportune circuit breaker problems at one point or another, and now Texas Motor Speedway is no exception.

During Friday night's Nationwide Series race, a breaker was to blame the track lights on the inside of the track went out, forcing NASCAR officials to throw a red flag to stop the race with 30 laps to go while track workers replaced the breaker.

Hopefully all of the track's breakers are in working order for Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race, which starts at 6:30 p.m. CT. (Psst... stop on by for our live race chat.) The Texas race is the Cup Series' first night race since the rain-delayed night race that was the Daytona 500. And that race was further delayed during the event because of the jet dryer explosion heard 'round the world. No offense, Texas, but a boring old circuit breaker would be one bad sequel.

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