Kyle Busch’s luck ran out on Lap 158 of the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Busch was running in ninth-place when he blew a right front on the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and plowed into the wall between Turns 3 and 4.
“It’s killed, it’s killed,” Busch said on the radio before bringing his car to the garage.
Busch, who won here in July, was third in the Sprint Cup point standings entering Loudon — the second race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
“Laps are more important than making it pretty,” crew chief Adam Stevens told the team as Busch dropped to 40th in the field.
Spotter Tony Hirschmann reported to the crew that most of the damage was to the right front “took the biggest hit, it slapped the rear over pretty good. I know there was concrete in the wheel.”
Busch missed the first 11 races of the Sprint Cup season after breaking his right leg and left foot in the Xfinity Series race at Daytona. He’s posted four wins, six top-fives and 10-top 10 finishes in 16 starts.
Busch returned to the track on Lap 194, 36 laps off the pace.