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Jimmie Johnson wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

...car was destroyed in the Turn 2 crash. But unlike NASCAR, he will be allowed to stay 13th on the starting grid in a backup car."It was a mistake that I wholeheartedly put myself in," Busch said. "It's because I just started to feel comfortable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-22/jimmie-johnson-wins-pole-c
Ganassi drivers get up to speed on Carb Day at Indy

...Andretti were next on the speed chart, while Juan Pablo Montoya was ninth-quickest.Kurt Busch stepped into Andretti's backup car and climbed to 15th on the chart. Busch wrecked his primary car in practice on Monday, forcing his team to convert...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-05-23/ganassi-drivers-get-
Kurt Busch happy to be back in Sprint Cup car at Charlotte

...had to keep them very separate," said Busch, who wrecked during Monday's practice at Indianapolis and will be in a backup car for the Indy 500. DOWNGRADED: NASCAR has downgraded the license of Truck Series driver Jake Crum for an incident at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-22/kurt-busch-happy-be-back-s
Kevin Harvick considers himself contender for title after win at Darlington

...harrowing weekend where he struck the wall in practice <0x2014> twice <0x2014> and had to use a backup car. Still, he wound up eighth, an impressive run at a track that typically chews up and spits out untested drivers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-04-13/kevin-harvick-considers-hi
Sprint Cup rookies have chance to make statement in Daytona 500

...Waltrip, it was their first opportunity to turn laps in backup cars.Truex, Bowyer, Ragan and Waltrip were involved in...Thursday night.Their teams worked tirelessly to get backup cars prepped for practice Friday, but they failed to get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-22/sprint-cup-rookies-have-ch
Kyle Busch takes win at Fontana

...with a broken vertebra. Sam Hornish Jr. took his place in the No. 11 JGR Toyota and finished 17th.Logano, in a backup car after a crash earlier in the week, had to go to the garage after 114 laps, knocking him out of contention. He finished...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-23/kyle-busch-takes-win-fonta
Danica Patrick starts chain reaction in Bristol

...what turned into a dicey first practice session Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway.In all, four drivers had to go to backup cars before the halfway mark of the 90-minute session, including 15-time Bristol winner Kyle Busch.Denny Hamlin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-03-14/danica-patrick-starts-chai
Jimmie Johnson to start Sprint Cup race in rear after crashing

...accident forced his team to prepare a backup car ? and now he faces quite a challenge...He was able to practice with the backup car a bit Saturday and remains confident...400-mile, 200-lap run."Very good backup car," he said. "Went out and put...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-08-17/jimmie-johnson-start-sprin
Overtime

...slipped by Simon Pagenaud with 18 laps remaining and pulled away to win the Indy 200 on Sunday at Mid-Ohio.Racing in a backup car after wrecking in practice, Kimball beat Pagenaud to the finish line by more than 5 seconds for his first career IndyCar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-08-04/overtime
Dustup overshadows Matt Kenseth's Nationwide victory

...Speedway was not kind to Chase for the Championship drivers, with Kyle Busch and his brother, Kurt, both being forced to backup cars.Kyle and Kurt both wrecked their primary cars in the first of two practices after overnight rain and will start today's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-05/dustup-overshadows-matt-ke