Montoya to backup car

LOUDON, NH - JULY 12:  Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LOUDON, NH – JULY 12: Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 12, 2013 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LOUDON, N.H.–In short order, New Hampshire Motor Speedway reminded Juan Pablo Montoya just how treacherous it can be.

Two laps into opening Sprint Cup practice at the Magic Mile, Montoya spun and backed his No. 42 Chevrolet SS into the outside wall between Turns 3 and 4. His Earnhardt Ganassi Racing team quickly unloaded a backup car from the transporter.

Friday’s practice was Montoya’s first track time at New Hampshire in NASCAR’s new Gen-6 race car.

“I don’t know–other people tested here, and we didn’t,” Montoya said when asked what led to the accident. “I went into Turn 3, and all of a sudden it started wheel-hopping, and I got on the brakes, and it kept wheel-hopping, and it was like, ‘Oh, my gosh!’”

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