The NASCAR driver was highly frustrated at Kansas Speedway
On Sunday, NASCAR raced at Kansas Speedway. It was the third to last race of the year and one of the last attempts for the 8 remaining playoff drivers to lock themselves into the championship round.
Listen to the Kyle Busch in-car audio below.
On lap 23 of 267, Kyle Busch brushed the wall and cut a tire. He thought he was out of the race already but luckily for him, NASCAR threw a caution.
“It’s killed now. Fucking destroyed. It’s going to need a lot of work,” Kyle Busch stated over the radio.
Multiple cars made contact with the wall, all day. Wind speeds were upwards of 35 mph, drastically altering aerodynamics.
However, Kyle Busch rebounded after the pit stop. He drove all the way to 9th by the end of stage one.
Frustrated with Bubba Wallace
On lap 108, Kyle Busch and teammate Bubba Wallace were in a battle for 10th. Busch was already frustrated, a side by side battle irked him further.
Spotter: “#23 in the mid. Still 3 wide behind you.”
Kyle Busch yello on the radio, “Go the fuck on!”
Spotter: “Clear. By 1. 1.”
Busch screamed “Ahhh!”
Moments later, Busch added, “Oh my fucking god dude, this kid!”
Knocking the wall for a second time
On lap 133, Kyle Busch got loose off turn two hit the wall on his own, for a second time. The entire right side was smashed in and the rear quarter panel was broken at the seam.
To make matters worse, Busch then drove it too hard into turn three. The car didn’t turn and he road the wall for the majority of the corner.
“It’s killed. It’s done,” Kyle Busch radio.
No caution this time, Kyle Busch was forced to pit under green.
Kyle Busch: Post Kansas interview
Kyle Busch was able to manage a decent day as many other Playoff contenders had troubles of their own.
“It started rough. I thought it was going to go rough, but not that bad,” Kyle Busch stated to NBC Sports after the race.
“Just could not get the right rear feel in the race track on entry and exit. Especially with the way the wind direction was there. Super loose off of turn two, all day.”
“Slipped out from underneath me, the first time. That was going to be manageable. But, then the second time, it just killed it.”
“Today was just not beneficial to me, whatsoever. Not out of it, that’s the positive of it.”
Kyle Busch heads into Martinsville just +1 to the championship cutline. It’s the last race before the season finale at Phoenix.
“Blaney was super fast there in the Spring and Martin Truex has been super fast there lately. We have not been as strong as we want to be there lately. We just gotta go race and see what happens.”