MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson spun throughout qualifying for Sunday’s playoff race at Martinsville Speedway.

The reigning NASCAR champion appeared to wheel-hop his Chevrolet to ship him right into a spin towards the wall. He simply missed grazing the barrier, however his automobile went to the storage for repairs.

Johnson will begin lowest of the eight remaining playoff drivers . He is a nine-time winner at Martinsville, and his victory on this race final 12 months jump-started his run to a record-tying seventh championship.

Joey Logano will begin on the pole. He is not a playoff driver.

Martin Truex Jr. will begin second because the highest-qualifying playoff driver. He additionally has essentially the most favorable pit stall as a result of these had been chosen primarily based on qualifying per week in the past at Kansas.

Playoff contenders Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney will begin third and fourth.


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