Kevin Harvick, AJ Allmendinger have incidents in practice at Bristol; Harvick to backup car

Getty Images
1 Comment

Kevin Harvick will go to a backup car after being involved in an accident late in practice at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Harvick will start from the rear of the Food City 500.

Harvick, who has three wins in the first seven races of the year, shot up the track into the Turn 4 wall with about eight minutes left in the session.

“Something obviously either came off or broke in the front suspension,” Harvick said. “It looks more like the right-front, to tell you the truth. It definitely wasn’t a tire failure or anything like that, but just going in the corner as soon as I let off the gas it just hung a right, so it’s unfortunate for our Busch Beer/Jimmy John’s Ford, but we’ll get another one out and do it again.”

AJ Allmendinger also got into the wall after spinning in Turn 2 earlier in the session. He will not go to a backup car.

“Yeah, spun out and is going to make the rest of our weekend a pretty rough weekend,” Allmendinger said.