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Wrist worries? Logano taped up after wreck

July 12, 2014, Pat DeCola,

Driver in backup car after hard shot Friday

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LOUDON, N.H. -- When Joey Logano hits the pavement at New Hampshire Motor Speedway looking for his second career victory at the Magic Mile in Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301 (1 p.m. ET, TNT), he'll have to battle more than the other 42 cars on the track.

In Friday's opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, Logano had a left rear tire go down, sending his ride hard into the wall. His car took major damage -- he had to switch to his backup -- and the wreck also left him with an apparent wrist injury. FOX Sports 1 reported the damage Logano incurred to his left wrist is a sprain and that X-rays were negative, but it was enough of a worry that Logano was wrapped up for Saturday's practices

On FOX Sports 1, Marty Snider reported that Logano said: "At first, I was very ginger with it. I was afraid to put too much pressure on that left wrist, but as the practice went on, I felt more comfortable with it. Now I'm fine with it."

The two-time 2014 winner declined to comment on the injury to

The wrist didn't terribly affect his practice and qualifying speeds, as Logano piloted the No. 22 Team Penske Ford to a starting spot of sixth in Friday's qualifying. He placed seventh and 21st in a pair of practice sessions Saturday.

It's the second hand/wrist-related injury that a Penske driver has endured over the past few weeks, as teammate Brad Keselowski cut his hand celebrating in Victory Lane on June 28 at Kentucky Speedway after winning the Quaker State 400.