Jimmie Johnson will start Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race in a backup car after he spun into the grass during practice Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
The seven-time NASCAR Cup champion made a great save to keep his car off the outside wall after getting loose through Turn 4, but he slid down the track into the grass along the frontstretch, damaging the front of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
Johnson, who qualified 13th, will start at the rear of the 37-car field in the FireKeepers Casino 400.
“I got loose into Turn 3 and fought it for a long time and unfortunately came around,” Johnson told reporters (via NBC Sports). “Did a nice job of keeping it off the outside wall, but came back down the hill and into the grass and the front end dug in pretty good."
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) 17 июня 2017 г.