Chicagoland: Martin - GM Saturday accident quotes

Comments from Mark Martin, No. 01 U.S. Army Monte Carlo SS USG Sheetrock 400, Chicagoland Speedway MARK MARTIN, NO. 01 U.S. ARMY MONTE CARLO SS NOTE: Martin spun out and clipped the wall with the rear of his car coming off Turn 2 in today's ...

Comments from Mark Martin, No. 01 U.S. Army Monte Carlo SS USG Sheetrock 400, Chicagoland Speedway

MARK MARTIN, NO. 01 U.S. ARMY MONTE CARLO SS

NOTE: Martin spun out and clipped the wall with the rear of his car coming off Turn 2 in today's first practice session and was forced to a backup car. He will give up his fourth-place starting position and start at the back of the field in Sunday's race. "It's just absolutely inexcusable. This U.S. Army team built me one of the best cars I've ever had in my life and there is just no excuse for me letting that happen.

"I'll probably never get over it as long as I live. I've really never seen a shock change make that much of a difference, but that should not have happened."

The car involved in the accident was a new chassis. The backup car last ran at Michigan (June 17) where it finished 29th. It finished seventh at Pocono (June 10) in its run before that.

-credit: gm racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin