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Danica Patrick has to go with backup car in Daytona 500 practice after crashing

...wrecked during Daytona 500 practice Wednesday.Patrick's car sustained enough damage that she was forced to switch to a backup car and will have to start at the back of the field in the second of two qualifying races today. Hamlin's car was repairable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-18/danica-patrick-has-go-back
Driver Travis Kvapil withdraws from race after Sprint Cup car is stolen

...who helped located the high-powered Chevrolet."It's insane," said team owner John Cohen, who didn't have a backup car to run in Atlanta.The team held out hope of the car being found in time for qualifying Friday, but it was forced to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-27/driver-travis-kvapil-withd
Stolen Sprint Cup car found, returned to team

...when we got the car back."The team didn't bring a backup car to Atlanta, so it had to withdraw from Sunday's Sprint...Kvapil behind the wheel. The team also plans to send a backup car.Kvapil is also set to run for Team XTREME the following...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-28/stolen-sprint-cup-car-foun
Jeff Gordon backs off criticism of NASCAR

...hasn't finished higher than 18th. He wrecked at Daytona and Atlanta, and was forced to the back of the field in a backup car in Las Vegas after an accident in the closing minutes of the final practice session."It's not fun to start out like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-12/jeff-gordon-backs-criticis
Kevin Harvick earns first victory of the season at Las Vegas

...won the pole for the race, but an accident in the closing minutes of Saturday's final practice session sent him to a backup car. He had to drop to the rear of the field at the start of the race, and although he picked his way through traffic early...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-08/kevin-harvick-earns-first-vi
Backup car takes Burton to victory

...Burton's dismal season was on his truck all along: A backup car. Just as Jeff Gordon did a week earlier at The Winston...secondary car to win The Winston. Burton was forced to his backup car for the Coca-Cola 600 since his team planned to run...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/29/oth_315711.shtml
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Backup car beats the rest at Pocono

...fast lap of 171.579 mph at Pocono Raceway.Busch damaged his No. 22 Dodge in Friday's practice and was forced to a backup car. He also spun at practice last week -- a sort of bad luck-good luck habit. He wound up first last week at Kansas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-06-11/backup-car-beats-rest-poco
McMurray hits wall, will drive backup car

...McMurray scraped the wall in practice and will switch to a backup car for NASCAR's season opener.McMurray apparently drove...Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team decided to switch to the backup car, the one McMurray finished second in last April at Talladega...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-02-12/mcmurray-hits-wall-will-dr
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Miller notebook: Gordon in backup after smash-up

...will have to run the Miller 400 in a backup car because his first one was smashed...Winston Cup champion has to hope his backup car is as good as the one he drove in...failed to qualify, drove Burton's backup car in the final "Happy Hour" practice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/15/oth_209912.shtml
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Johnson wrecks in Daytona practice

...fifth consecutive NASCAR championship will begin in a backup car.Johnson was involved in the latest wreck at Daytona...and rammed into Logano.Logano also was forced into a backup car. Kyle Busch weaved through the wreckage and avoided...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-02-10/johnson-wrecks-daytona-pract
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