Garage Scurry – Move to the Back For Johnson September 29, 2007Posted by claireblang in Drivers, In The Garage.
MUSICAL CHAIRS – JOHNSON SCRAPES WALL
Pole sitter joins Ryan Newman at the back of the pack.
I’m in the garage here at Kansas Speedway. Jimmie Johnson, the pole sitter for Sunday’s Lifelock 400, spun midway through the final NEXTEL Cup practice and scraped the wall. Before Johnson even drove the damaged primary #48 car into the garage, the backup was being unloaded from the Lowe’s hauler. It’s insane all the activity going on around this race car.
There was literally a member of the #48 team sitting inside the back up car under the hood working on the backup car as it was being pushed rapidly into the garage and a flurry of team and Hendrick activity ensued. Series Director John Darby came into the garage to watch the team get the back up car ready for action and keep an eye on the process. With 30 minutes left in Happy Hour practice Johnson was in the backup car and headed out onto the track.
Scott Riggs will now lead the field at the green for the start of Sunday’s race.
Yesterday, Ryan Newman who qualified 2nd was moved to the back of the pack for the race after his #12 car failed post qualifying inspection – the roof height was too low for NASCAR templates.
What the heck will happen next?
I’ll keep you posted.