(Kahne's Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet suffered damage in the crash and he'll run a back-up in the Duel)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kasey Kahne's Hendrick Motorsports career has gotten off to a rough start.
Kahne followed his accident-marred Budweiser Shootout performance on Saturday with an accident in Wednesday afternoon's second practice session at Daytona International Speedway.
Kahne lost control of his car after slight contact from Juan Pablo Montoya and spun through the infield grass damaging the front end of his Chevrolet.
“I don’t know if he hit me or not but right as he got there, this car started moving all over," said Kahne. "I know I got hit from behind, but I don’t know if it was necessarily him or how it worked. But when he hit me, I was just gone.”
Kahne however didn't blame Montoya for the incident that wound up wrecking the fifth Hendrick car of the weekend after all four entries were damaged in Saturday's Shootout.
"It’s hard to point fingers at anyone, you know? It’s just that everybody is trying to get speed and go," he said. "But I didn’t spin out by myself. But it’s not like he was trying. He was trying to push you and get you going; he just hit me in the wrong spot at the wrong time.”
Crew chief Kenny Francis made the call to pull out the team's back-up ride for Thursday's Gatorade Duel qualifying race.