Kevin Harvick has been forced to switch to a back-up car for the Daytona 500 following an accident in Friday's practice session.

Harvick brushed the wall with the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet during the session with the team taking the decision to go to the back-up machine after examining the damage sustained.

While it means Harvick will go to the back of the field and will lose his starting slot of 32nd, he can at least console himself in the fact that he will tackle the 500 in the same car he used to secure victory in last weekend's Budweiser Shootout.

"It's obviously a curveball this late in the week that you don't usually like to deal with," he said. "They'll do a good job of dealing with it and doing the right things with the car. Luckily, we were at the end of the cycle with the 150 motors, and we get to see what we've got on Saturday. Luckily, we have a car we know is decent."

Juan Montoya also touched the wall in the #42 Target Chevrolet but will not need to switch to a back-up for the race.



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