The yellow flag was flying early and often during the Dickies 500.
Four cautions slowed down the pace in the first 39 laps. By the time Greg Biffle blew an engine on the 298th of 334 laps to bring out the yellow flag for the 12th time, the track record for cautions was matched. There were 52 laps run under caution.
The first four cautions came in a span of 23 laps.
Paul Menard got loose going into the third turn on the 15th lap and hit the wall, then three laps after the restart from that caution, AJ Allmendinger went high and scraped the wall in the second turn. The other cautions were both because of debris, some from the car of Jeff Burton, who won the spring race to become the only two-time Cup winner at Texas.
After those four early cautions, the yellow flag didn't come out again until the 119th lap when J.J. Yeley got loose coming off the fourth turn and spun into the infield.