Kyle Busch wrecks in practice, will move to backup car for Pure Michigan 400

Image courtesy of @NASCAR.

Image courtesy of @NASCAR.

This season has had a lot of ups and downs for Kyle Busch. Saturday’s final practice for the Pure Michigan 400 was yet another low moment for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.

After qualifying sixth for the race on Friday afternoon, Busch spun out and destroyed his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota through the infield grass. Due to the damage sustained, the No. 18 team will have to resort to a backup car for Sunday’s race.

Let’s just say Busch is not a huge fan of the grass infields. That love affair didn’t grow any stronger on Saturday.

“I’m thinking all these race tracks need more grass. I think more grass would be beneficial,” Busch told reporters. “I think we should have more grass and it should be tall. …  I over-corrected and hit the wall so this time around I just kind of made it keep rotating and head down toward the infield.

“I think we need more grass at these race tracks, I think the apron should be full of grass.”

The JGR driver then shared his thoughts on Twitter.

Tell us how you really feel, Kyle.

Busch moved onto the Chase Grid last week after a runner-up finish at Watkins Glen. But starting from the back on Sunday after resorting to the backup means he will have the odds stacked against him this weekend. Busch had his worst result of the season earlier this year at Michigan, finishing 43rd in June.

 

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