Happy Hour not so happy for some teams

For the first time in his career, Matt Kenseth won a Bud Pole Award. Problem is, he won't lead the field to the green flag on Sunday. Kenseth's No. 17 Roush Racing Ford broke an engine during Winston Cup's final practice session. The 17 crew was...

For the first time in his career, Matt Kenseth won a Bud Pole Award. Problem is, he won't lead the field to the green flag on Sunday. Kenseth's No. 17 Roush Racing Ford broke an engine during Winston Cup's final practice session.

The 17 crew was forced to switch engines, dropping Kenseth to the rear of the field for the start of the 400 mile event. The last time Kenseth was forced to the rear of the field for an engine change was at Texas, a race he won.

Kenseth wasn't the only driver who had problems during practice. Fill-in driver Jerry Nadeau in the No. 10 Pontiac of Johnny Benson, wrecked his car and was forced to a back-up. Nadeau originally qualified the car in third.

Tony Stewart who won both the 2000 events at the Dover Downs International Speedway, also wrecked his car during happy hour. The No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team was able to repair the damage, which was mainly a ruffled up right side. Stewart will start the race 25th.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Jerry Nadeau , Johnny Benson
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing