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Jimmie Johnson leads halfway in FedEx 400 at Dover

Jun 1, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

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Kyle Busch’s bid to earn a second weekend sweep in his career ended early in what has been a very strange first half of Sunday’s FedEx 400 Benefitting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson led at the halfway point, 200 of the scheduled 400 laps. Johnson led 80 of the first 200 laps and is seeking his second consecutive win of the season, having won last Sunday in Charlotte at the Coca-Cola 600.

Jeff Gordon was running second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin.

The race was redflagged for more than a half hour on Lap 160 to repair a chunk of concrete that broke loose from the surface in Turn 2.

The loose piece of concrete damaged the front end of Jamie McMurray’s car, and pieces that bounced off McMurray’s car flew up in the air as well and cracked some of the glass panels in the pedestrian crossover bridge above Turn 2. No injuries were reported in that incident.

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