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Stenhouse slaps wall in Pocono practice

August 02, 2013, Staff report,

Involved in single-car accident in first 10 minutes in practice

Related: Practice results

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was involved in a single-car accident on Friday morning during the first 10 minutes of practice at Pocono Raceway for the 400.


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Stenhouse was not injured and doesn't even think he will have to go to a backup car.

"Last time here was the first time I ever downshifted really at an oval so I was getting used to that," Stenhouse said.  "I didn’t downshift the first five laps through the tunnel turn but then I said, 'Hey, I am going to downshift here and see if we can get a little extra speed.' I downshifted a little too early and it jumped out from under me."

Kurt Busch ended up leading the practice. Meanwhile, Stenhouse's significant other, Danica Patrick, finished 31st. Coors Light Pole Qualifying for the 400 will be at 3:10 p.m. ET on SPEED.



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