DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- It took all of 15 minutes for NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car to throw drivers a few curves of its own at the first practice for the Daytona 500.
Ryan Newman lost control of his Chevrolet right in front of Carl Edwards and Mark Martin, and all three cars sustained damage. It's the third time in a week that a wreck has collected Martin, who also suffered damaged cars in a crash started by Matt Kenseth last week and another triggered by Tony Stewart in Saturday night's exhibition race.
Newman had no idea what caused him to spin.
"My car came around, I don't know if it was the air off of Carl's car or what," he said. "Carl came over and said Hey man.' I said, I don't even know what to tell you yet.'"
The accident happened as drivers are still adjusting to the new car, a process that has been bumpy so far. Dale Earnhardt Jr. triggered a multi-car accident in January testing, Kenseth started an accident last Friday and the wreck in the exhibition race cut the 19-c...