NASCAR Homestead Update: Tony Stewart's Car Damaged Early In Chase Race

Tony Stewart has already encountered trouble twice in the early laps of today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Stewart hit an unidentified piece of debris sometime in the first 13 laps of the race, and he had to spend significant time on pit road repairing a hole in his grille.

Under caution, the team put a new piece of fencing on the grille and sent Stewart back out to the track, where he stayed on the lead lap but restarted 40th. The driver then worked his way through the field, only to accidentally run into the back of David Reutimann and sustain even more damage.

Stewart's crew fixed his No. 14 car again, and Stewart had to drop to the back and start another rally.

After restarting in the mid-30s, though, Stewart is currently back up to 13th place at lap 65.

Chase leader Carl Edwards has had no problems at all. He's currently leading the race and has led more laps than any driver so far today.

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