Martinsville II: Martin forced to backup car

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 Viagra Taurus, was involved in a practice accident and will be forced to a back-up for tomorrow's race. Martin, who qualified 35th, will have to drop all the way to the rear of the field. MARK MARTIN -...

Mark Martin, driver of the No. 6 Viagra Taurus, was involved in a practice accident and will be forced to a back-up for tomorrow's race. Martin, who qualified 35th, will have to drop all the way to the rear of the field.

MARK MARTIN - No. 6 Viagra Taurus

"I just got high to let the 09 go by me and then it just went straight coming off the corner like a right-front went down and then I hit the wall. Then when I hit the wall I broke a brake rotor and didn't have any brakes, so I couldn't get it stopped."

NO INNER-LINERS AT THIS TRACK. WOULD THAT HAVE HELPED? "I might have been alright. I moved up into the second lane to let the 09 go by me and then when I stepped on the gas to come off the corner it just went straight. There wasn't anything I could do."

YOU WERE ALREADY IN THE BACK. "Well, it's a few more spots. We're not off to a good weekend so far, but this team is gonna fight to the bitter end."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin