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Christopher Bell’s car damaged by man-hole cover

NASCAR Xfinity Series Allied Steel Buildings 200

DOVER, DE - MAY 04: Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Rheem Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Allied Steel Buildings 200 at Dover International Speedway on May 4, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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CONCORD, N.C. -- There is a slightly different traffic pattern in the Xfinity Series garage this weekend after Christopher Bell’s front end was damaged by a man-hole cover early in practice Thursday.

The splitter on Bell’s No. 20 Toyota was damaged by the man-hole cover, which is located at the end of the garage where the cars run through as they exit the garage.

Bell’s team made repairs quickly and he was able to continue. He was 10th fastest in the practice session.

As a result, NASCAR has placed traffic cones in the area to divert traffic around the area.