Kyle Busch was on fire in Darlington as the veteran find himself top of the front running pack in the Goodyear 400 until he was wrecked out of the race by Brad Keselowski. Kyle Busch was consistent throughout the race and lead 18 laps of the race until his day came to end prematurely on lap 167.
Brad Keselowski was leading Kyle Busch on lap 167 and as the veteran duo reached turn 3 of the lap the RFK Racing driver’s right front tire blew up which made him hit the wall. The No:18 car which was closely following the No:6 found itself in the wrong position and wasn’t able to get out of the way eventually enduring race-ending damage.
A frustrated Kyle Busch drove his partially drivable car to the pit road and left it there in the middle and walked off the track as he was supposed to get it to the No:18 Garage. The incident caused NASCAR to flag caution to clear the pit road.
Now the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who was awarded a P33 finish at the end came forth to explain his decision to leave the car on the pit road and the incident with Brad Keselowski.
Find out what Kyle Busch said
Kyle Busch explains that the Brad Keselowski’s No:6 car’s front tire blew up and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time as he finds himself with options other than slow down and avoids the inevitable crash he tried to do but failed. He went on to say that the crash took the left front toe link of his car which seemed pretty fragile ending his day and Busch added that he didn’t think they were able to fix it on time on the pit road.
“I didn’t think it mattered,” Kyle Busch said.
” The six-car [Keselowski] just blew a right-front tire off of [turn] two there and I was already on the high side of Harrison [Burton] so I had nowhere to go, but just to try to slow down and miss it I think it knocked a left front toe link off it. Seems as though they’re pretty fragile and just ended our day so we weren’t going to be able to fix it in time on pit road so that was it,” Kyle Busch explained.
Kyle Busch went on to say that he had a fast car and was able to run top 5 all day until the incident. He acknowledged that the crash is very frustrating to him and as he failed to carry out the momentum from the good run they had at the beginning. He added that the team was trying to figure out their short and long-run speed to make plans towards the end of the race which was cut short due to the incident.
“The car had speed. We were top five all day. It’s definitely frustrating to not be able to carry that out. We were trying to figure out short runs vs. long-run speed and where we needed to be and just cut short,” says Kyle Busch.