Kyle Busch To Backup Car After Crash in Practice

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By Summer Bedgood, Managing Editor

FORT WORTH, TX – Kyle Busch’s day at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday started off rough, as he got into the wall on his first lap out during the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session of the weekend. A problem with a tire caused him to bounce off the outside wall and the team was forced to pull out a backup car.

“We got into turn three and the car felt great, loaded up really good, got back to the throttle and then got to the bumps that are over there in three and four and felt like it bottomed out a little bit and kind of got me up the track and then from there the whole car just kind of came out of the track and I got loose and couldn’t get it checked up or slowed down before it slapped the wall,” said Busch. “Speeds are really high here at Texas and when you lose that grip, typically it happens in a hurry and just kind of got away from me there. Wish that I would have had maybe taken it a little easy, but I really wasn’t even trying that hard to be honest with you. Just kind of a shock that that happened.”

This weekend is the second race in the Round of 8, which sets the Championship 4 for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch is four points to the good in the top four in points.

Qualifying will run later today (Friday), then the team will have two practice sessions on Saturday to set the car up for Sunday’s race.

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