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Hamlin, Newman wreck in practice at New Hampshire, will start race from the rear

Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman both crushed their primary cars in separate wrecks during the closing minutes of Friday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

With less than four minutes remaining in the 50-minute session, Hamlin lost control of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at the apex of Turns 3 and 4, backing the car into the outside retaining wall. The No. 11 crew wasted no time pulling out the backup car after Hamlin drove the car back to the garage area.

As drivers salvaged the last moments of the session, Newman backed the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford into the Turn 3 wall directly after entry into the corner. The No. 6 team made the decision to unload the backup from the hauler after surveying the damage to the primary car.