A multi-car incident involving Elliott Sadler, David Green, Kenny Wallace and Greg Biffle occurred during the Busch Series' first practice session this afternoon. Sadler, Green and Wallace will be forced to backup cars, while Biffle's crew worked...
A multi-car incident involving Elliott Sadler, David Green, Kenny Wallace and Greg Biffle occurred during the Busch Series' first practice session this afternoon. Sadler, Green and Wallace will be forced to backup cars, while Biffle's crew worked to repair the left-side damage of his Ford Fusion.
ELLIOTT SADLER-90-CitiFinancial Ford Fusion - WHAT TRIGGERED THE INCIDENT? "We blew a tire going into turn one. We blew the left-rear tire out, and it's just a real shame. I feel so sorry Kenny (Wallace) and David. It took a couple of my Ford buddies out as well. We'll getting working on the backup car and hope it's as good as the primary." WAS IT A TIRE-RUB ISSUE? "No, not that I'm aware of."
DAVID GREEN-27-Kleenex Ford Fusion - WHAT DID YOU SEE FROM YOUR VANTAGE POINT? "The bad thing about it is that I was getting ready to come in, but that's the way it goes all the time. I was up on the high side and it looked like Elliott cut a right-rear tire because out of the blue, just all of a sudden, here he came up the track backwards. I knew when he came up the track backwards that wasn't a good sign. I got whoaed down enough to miss him when he came up, but then as he rebounded off we kind of met up. I hate it. Stewart (Cooper, crew chief) and the guys worked so hard. You hear that all the time, but we weren't that good here testing and we did a little mock run right from the get-go, and we were at least six tenths better than we were testing. The motor was good and all that, too. Our backup car was about equal to this one when we tested here, so we'll be OK. It's just a tough way to get SpeedWeeks going."
GREG BIFFLE-16-Ameriquest Ford Fusion - "I think it was the 38 car that got into the left side of us. I was slowing down to avoid the wreck and he wasn't able to get his car slowed down enough and got into the left side of the Ameriquest Fusion. The damage looks a lot worse than it is and we can get it fixed pretty good. With it being the side of the car, it makes a difference, but it's not as critical. It's not a critical area for the air. That bottom of the a-post is the worst to get fixed, but we can bang out the rest of the side and get it close to where we had it."