May 30 – – Jeff Gordon will start at the rear of the field at the start of Sunday’s 400-mile race at Dover International Speedway after slamming the turn two wall during his qualifying lap. He flattened the right side of the DuPont Chevrolet, thus requiring a back-up car for Sunday’s race. “I got down into turn one and when I got back in the gas it felt pretty good but it started to get loose a little bit there off of turn two,” Gordon said. “I tried to correct it and it just shot it straight in the wall. It was a hard hit, destroyed the car. I’m glad I’m alright.”
Video of the wreck can be seen here.