Kyle Busch had to go to a backup car after an incident within the first few minutes of the final Sprint Cup practice session Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch was to have started sixth in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400.
Busch got out of shape in Turn 4, slid down the track through the infield grass, which damaged the nose of his car. Busch has been vocal about the need for tracks to eliminate grass, which damages cars and does now allow cars to slow as pavement does.
“Everything was fine, just running around there trying maintain speed,” Busch told NBCSN. “Got a little free off of (Turn) 4 like the last time. Instead of over-correcting, I tried to just continue to make it rotate and spin. I think at all these racetracks I think we need more grass. I think more grass would be beneficial.”
If one believes in signs, this might not be so bad. Busch’s brother, Kurt, had to go to a backup car in the last visit to Michigan and won the race.
Kyle Busch climbed into the top 30 in points to be Chase eligible after finishing second at Watkins Glen last weekend after missing the first 11 races of the season.