The Coca-Cola 600 was delayed Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway when a television cable snapped above the track, injuring fans and damaging race cars.
The race was red-flagged by NASCAR before the midway point of the 400-lap race. Racing resumed after a half-hour delay.
According to a statement from track officials, "Ten fans were injured when a nylon rope fell over the grandstands in Turn 4 on Lap 121 of tonight's race. Seven fans were treated from minor cuts and scrapes at on-site care centers and released. Three people were transported to an area hospital for further evaluation."
Kyle Busch, leading the race at the time of the incident, had his car damaged by the cable. NASCAR allowed teams 15 minutes make repairs necessary related to the cable before the race restarted.
NASCAR.com reported that Tony Stewart said to his crew on the radio, "There's a lot of it ... laying around. It's hanging from the catchfence right there in Turn 4 on the high side, a bunch of it by the quarter-mile mark ... I'm telling you, it's a hell of a mess."