[media-credit name=”CIA Stock Photography, Inc.” align=”alignright” width=”234″][/media-credit]Ryan Newman had the fourth quickest car during the first practice session of the day here at the Phoenix International Raceway, but he won’t be using that same car for Sunday. Newman got loose near the end of the session going into turn 3 and slapped the wall pretty hard.
“I opened my entry up a little too far. I got a little aggressive and just got loose getting in, and that was it. Our WIX Filters Chevrolet is really good. I see that (Tony) Stewart is on top of the board now. We’ll just plug-in the same game (to the back-up car), and we’ll be alright.” Newman said.
Shortly before Newman’s accident, Michael McDowell also had trouble going into Turn 3, but he had cut a right-front tire. McDowell will also be going to a backup car.