Indianapolis: Yeley - GM post-accident interview

J.J. Yeley, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Monte Carlo SS, was involved in a single-car incident during final practice for Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and forced to a backup car. On what happened: "The car got going the wrong direction.

J.J. Yeley, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Monte Carlo SS, was involved in a single-car incident during final practice for Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and forced to a backup car.

On what happened: "The car got going the wrong direction. We went out made three or four runs and the car was really good. We were going to make an eight lap run to see how our tire wear was and for whatever reason it got loose on the exit of turn four. It really caught me by surprise. We did a couple of things and the car was actually a little bit snug at that point. I was already on the throttle at that point and winding the wheel to get to the exit, the car got sideways. I thought I had it saved for a minute, I just couldn't keep it the car caught up. It spun around and the left side hit the wall real, real hard.

"It is a shame, it is a brand new car and it was driving really, really good. We hadn't done any kind of qualifying yet. We will have to go to a backup car and go from there."

On if he is ok: "I am fine, I hit my elbow. Any time you hit the wall at 180 m.p.h., something is going to hurt."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers J.J. Yeley