Daytona Shootout: Paul Menard practice quotes

Paul Menard, pole-sitter for tomorrow night's Bud Shootout, was involved in a practice accident on Friday night. He spoke about what happened while the team determined if a back-up car was needed. PAUL MENARD -- No. 98 Menards Ford ...

Paul Menard, pole-sitter for tomorrow night's Bud Shootout, was involved in a practice accident on Friday night. He spoke about what happened while the team determined if a back-up car was needed.

PAUL MENARD -- No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion

"I'm not sure if we ran over something or the tire just let loose, but going into one the tire went down and it shot in the corner and went sideways. We'll look at it and find out what happened."

IT LOOKED LIKE THE TIRE WENT DOWN BEFORE ANYTHING HAPPENED TO THE CAR. "Yeah, I was still going straight and it started moving around a little bit, so I started backing out of it. I didn't want to jump out of it, but I thought I had it saved and then it just did one last slap and got in the fence."

IS THE CAR OK OR DO YOU NEED A BACKUP? "We're gonna look at it here. It doesn't look that bad, really, but you never know once you get all the tires off and put it up on jack stands. We'll see."

-credit: ford racing

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Paul Menard