Kyle Busch, No. 5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Monte Carlo SS, was involved in a single-car incident during the morning practice session. Busch, who was uninjured in the incident, was forced to his backup car. As a result, the current Chevrolet SB2 engine...
Kyle Busch, No. 5 Cheez-It/CARQUEST Monte Carlo SS, was involved in a single-car incident during the morning practice session. Busch, who was uninjured in the incident, was forced to his backup car.
As a result, the current Chevrolet SB2 engine will now power Busch's Monte Carlo SS in tomorrow's Samsung 500. He was one of six drivers scheduled to start the Samsung 500 in the newly introduced Chevrolet R07 engine.
Tony Stewart, No. 20 Home Depot Monte Carlo SS; Denny Hamlin, No. 11 FedEx Express Monte Carlo SS; J.J. Yeley, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Monte Carlo SS; Casey Mears, No. 25 National Guard/GMAC Monte Carlo SS and Tony Raines, No. 96 DLP HDTV Monte Carlo SS will start the 334-lap/501-mile race with the R07.
"I'm not sure what happened," said Busch. "The car was pretty good, it was a little bit on the snug side, we were going pretty decent there, just trying to put down a 10-lap run. We made nine of them. Got off in the corner and it landed pretty good, then it just all of a sudden went around on me. It started rotating and I couldn't keep up with it and spun out.
"I feel comfortable with either engine, this SB2 that is in my car now seems like it has some pretty good power too. I am happy with it. Hendrick does an awesome job with either the SB2 or the R07 so I am pretty pleased with it, I think we will be fine."
Sunday's race is set for a 1:00 p.m. CDT start time. Fox, PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio will provide live broadcast coverage.
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