Texas: Nemechek forced to backup car

NEMECHEK FORCED TO BACKUP CAR FORT WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2006) -- On the first lap of today's practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, Joe Nemechek spun and hit the concrete wall, forcing the 01 U.S. Army team to go with a backup Chevrolet for...

NEMECHEK FORCED TO BACKUP CAR

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 7, 2006) -- On the first lap of today's practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, Joe Nemechek spun and hit the concrete wall, forcing the 01 U.S. Army team to go with a backup Chevrolet for the rest of the weekend, including today's qualifying session, which begins at 3:40 p.m. CDT.

Nemechek did manage to make a few practice laps in the backup car and was 29th fastest out of the 48 cars entered for Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500.

After the practice session, the 01 team put the engine from the primary car into the backup car.

"Once we get the primary engine in the backup (car), we should be fast," said Nemechek, who has qualified in the top 10 at the last four Texas races. "I am not really sure why the (primary) car did what it did. I was down low and the car was sticking, and then all of a sudden it was headed to the wall."

-mb2m

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Joe Nemechek