August 12, 2017 | 12:04 P.M. EST&#thirteen;
Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne have been pressured to backup automobiles in the course of the remaining apply session for Sunday’s Pure Michigan four hundred.
Each Johnson and Kahne have been scheduled to start out twenty second and twenty third, respectively, and can now have to start out on the rear of the sector after making contact with the wall in separate incidents.
“Simply misplaced it on nook entry moving into Flip 1,” Johnson stated. “The primary lap at velocity and the factor simply rotated round. The trouble degree is excessive and also you’ve received to run in there dedicated. I did so and sadly the rear grip simply wasn’t there within the automotive and round it got here.”
Kahne hit the wall after the staff made minor modifications with the automotive within the storage.
“I might say it was in all probability what we did to the automotive, however simply actually shocking as a result of what we did wasn’t an enormous change,” Kahne stated. “It was principally my left-entrance was pulling in. It hadn’t been the entire time, it took my proper-rear out and simply misplaced it getting in. It simply type of got here out of nowhere.”