Mother Nature 1, Kyle Busch 0

Busch slams the wall with his No. 18 Toyota as rain resumes at Michigan.

Kyle Busch was running sixth in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 when a downpour started in Turn 4 at Michigan International Speedway. 

Busch’s No. 18 Toyota broke loose on the wet surface and slammed into the wall destroying the front end after just 52 laps. 

“Garage, garage,” Busch exclaimed over the radio. 

When his crew chief Adam Stevens asked if the suspension was ok, the driver replied, “It’s hurt.”

Busch barely missed his brother Kurt and Brad Keselowski, who was behind him at the time of the wreck which ignited the third caution of the race. The first caution was for rain on Lap 12 — which evolved into two red flag stoppages of over one hour and 32 minutes. The competition caution was moved from Lap 30 to Lap 40 and was extended for 35 minutes and 38 seconds due to rain.

Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick, who was leading the race at the time, questioned NASCAR's decision to restart the race. 

"All they have to do is look and the radar and realize they put us in a bad spot," Harvick said. "That was stupid."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Michigan
Track Michigan International Speedway
Drivers Kevin Harvick , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing
Article type Race report