BUSCH: McMurray, Waltrip okay after Friday night practice crash

Due to the rain in Las Vegas, the schedule of the day was thrown out of whack again for both the Winston Cup Series and the Busch Series at another race weekend. The Busch Series starting lineup was, in the end, set by owners' points, bute the...

Due to the rain in Las Vegas, the schedule of the day was thrown out of whack again for both the Winston Cup Series and the Busch Series at another race weekend.

The Busch Series starting lineup was, in the end, set by owners' points, bute the Winston Cup cars were able to get in a practice and qualifying before the Busch cars finally took to the track under the lights for their one and only practice before Saturday's schedule race.

However, both Jamie McMurray and Michael Waltrip will now have to start the race in their backup cars due to a late Friday night accident. McMurray thought Waltrip would pass on the low side, so going into turn four, he went high. Waltrip thought McMurray would go low -- the outcome was they came together in a bizzare accident.

Both cars hit the wall and a fire broke out in McMurray's Chevy. McMurray immediately got out of the car and ran to safety, while Waltrip was able to get his Chevy down to the apron. Both drivers were treated and released from the infield care center.

McMurray was to have started in the 24th position and Waltrip in 26th spot.

Stanton Barrett will lead the field to the green in the 2002 Champion Roush Racing No. 60 Ford, the team from last year's series champion Greg Biffle.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Jamie McMurray , Stanton Barrett