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Busch brothers going to backup cars after practice crashes

Oct 5, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Kurt and Kyle Busch AP

Kyle Busch‘s horrible luck at Kansas Speedway continued during this morning’s Sprint Cup practice session, as his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota hit the wall.

He qualified 18th yesterday for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 but today’s wreck forced his team to bring out a backup car, meaning that he’ll have to start from the rear of the field for the race.

It’s a critical setback for “Rowdy,” who goes into this weekend third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup – trailing JGR teammate and championship leader Matt Kenseth by 12 points.

Additionally, his older brother and fellow Chaser, Kurt Busch, also found the wall during the morning practice. Kurt will have to go to a backup for Sunday, too; this causes him to abandon a 19th-place starting position.

Kyle was able to return in his backup No. 18 for the latter portions of the session, which also saw Kenseth spin out to trigger a late yellow. However, he escaped without damage sustained to his No. 20 JGR Toyota.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led the practice with a lap of 186.027 miles per hour. He qualified second yesterday, narrowly missing out on the pole won by Kevin Harvick.

  1. jobber33 - Oct 5, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    couldn’t happen to 2 nicer guys, well maybe throw johnson in the same mix.

  2. tennoutdrsman1 - Oct 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I agree Jobber33!

  3. billyholland45 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    You both are correct! Karma is a beautiful thing. As far as “cheater Johnson”. If he wins the cup I will always be putting an Astrix *** next to it. “NOTE:*** had to have team mate throw a race to get the points.”

    • billyholland45 - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      By the way check E-bay this week for all of the Dale Jr. and other NASCAR junk I just listed

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