Tony Stewart keys big Dover crash

Updated: June 3, 2012, 5:08 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DOVER, Del. -- A multicar crash on Lap 9 of the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway brought out a 20-minute red flag in the biggest accident of the season.

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No one was injured in the incident.

Officially, 12 cars were part of the crash that started on the exit of Turn 2 into the backstretch of the 1-mile concrete oval.

Tony Stewart's car tapped the left rear quarter panel of Landon Cassill's car and caused Cassill's Toyota to spin toward the wall.

A split second later, Regan Smith's car ran into the side of Stewart's Chevrolet, which caused both those cars to spin to start a chain reaction of wrecking cars behind them.

The track was blocked with mangled race cars, forcing NASCAR to throw a red flag and stop the race until all the cars could be cleared.

Some fans had complained recently about the lack of cautions and the lack of on-track action in many races this season.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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