Martinsville: Jeff Burton forced to backup car

        Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 99 Roush Racing Taurus, was involved in a happy hour accident and will be forced to go to a backup.  Burton spoke about the incident afterwards. JEFF BURTON - No. 99 - Roush Racing...

        Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 99 Roush Racing Taurus, was involved in a happy hour accident and will be forced to go to a backup.  Burton spoke about the incident afterwards.

JEFF BURTON - No. 99 - Roush Racing Taurus

SOMETHING LIKE THIS SEEMS TO ALWAYS HAPPEN TO YOU HERE AT MARTINSVILLE.  "Yeah, this is the third year in a row.  I just had no brakes.  Mark's having trouble with brakes.  We're having trouble with brakes.  We were on a 35-lap run or something like that and I just lost the brakes.  Normally with our systems you can pump the pedal and you'll get a pedal.  When I pumped it, I had no pedal.  I went to get it again and only had rear brakes, so it wheel-hopped and I was along for the ride at that point." 

TONY STEWART CAME BY TO TALK TO YOU.  WAS THERE CONTACT?  "No.  He was in the general vicinity and was just making sure he wasn't involved in any form or fashion.  He had nothing to do with it." 

YOU GUYS TOOK A LONG TIME BUT DECIDED TO GO TO A BACKUP, CORRECT?  "We didn't want to unload a backup, but we're gonna have to."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Burton