Daniel Suarez hit the wall during Cup practice Friday at Auto Club Speedway and will go to a backup car.
That means he will start at the rear of the field in Sunday’s Cup race.
Suarez, who is coming off a seventh-place finish at Phoenix, drove back to the garage after the contact in Turn 2 that damaged the back part of his car.
“Everybody is pushing very hard to know the limit of the car,” Suarez told Fox Sports 1. “I knew I was loose. As soon as my right rear tire hit the seam in the race track, it just broke loose extremely hard and I couldn’t do anything.
“I just didn’t do a good job on that one. I have to apologize to my guys.”