Kyle Busch entered the fourth race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase just 12 points behind in the standings. Busch had not had a lot of success at Kansas Speedway but was hoping to use a strong finish at the 1.5-mile oval as he makes a run at the series championship.
Not so fast.
Busch wrecked his primary car in practice and was forced to a backup.
In Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race contact with Brad Keselowski sent the No. 22 car into wall.
Busch said after the race he hoped Keselowski would not retaliate.
Of course Busch was starting from the back and things would not be easy.
Later in the race Busch made contact with Carl Edwards sending his car into the wall and ending his day. The crash sent Busch back to fifth in the standings, 32 points behind Kenseth.
Next week Busch and the rest of the series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway. While he is winless there, Charlotte has been kind to Busch who has ten finishes inside the top-10 in the series last 12 races there.