Johnson on spin in Talladega practice

Johnson's crew pushes his car back to the transporter
Johnson's crew pushes his car back to the transporter

JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET SS, spun during first practice for the Alabama 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway. Goodyear confirmed a tire puncture.

WHAT HAPPENED? “Popped a tire going into (turn) three and looking at some photos here a second ago, it looked like the tire was already soft down the back straightaway. I guess I ran something over on the apron getting up to speed, and made, oh I don’t know, maybe a third of a lap and was spun out which is really bizarre."

HOW MUCH DAMAGE IF ANY, WAS DONE TO THE CAR? “Nothing major. It looks like we will stay with this car. There might be some panels to push out and straighten out, stuff like that. Probably a new splitter on the car. But all-in-all got away with one there for sure."

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