Kyle Busch wrecked early Sunday in the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, only completing 48 laps.
Busch spun in Turn 4 and hit the wall in his No. 18 M&M car. Running in the resin, the car got away from the two time Cup champion and backed into the outside wall.
He was running in the fourth position before the crash, Busch says is already looking forward to the 2023 season.
This makes it the second week in a row where he could not finish the entire race.
“It’s been a really bad year and it ain’t getting any better so I’m just ready for ’23 I guess.” He said.
When asked by the NASCAR reporters in his post-race interview “what was needed to flip the script?” for his poor run Busch laughed and replied “2023”
The 37-year-old is sarcastically suggesting m he’s had enough at Joe Gibbs Racing thus season after agreeing to join RCR next year.
“I was just getting closer to the 11 (D. Hamlin) and I knew if I tracked him, followed him in the lower groove, Busch said, I would lose ground, so I went to the high groove where I was making time in the spray and the sticky stuff, but it is not so sticky apparently.
I crashed. I’m trying to go, trying to race. Banana peels out there for me. Too many conditions that you’ve got to be around or go around or figure out or be smarter about. I guess I wasn’t very smart.”
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Busch was eliminated from the Cup Series playoffs last weekend halting his opportunity to win a championship on his way out of JGR.
“Once these cars snap, they are gone. They are not like the old one where you have a little bit of time to react and catch it. But yeah, just trying hard trying to go and conditions are not ready. Banana peels out there, it seems. When that stuff is not activated, it is just ice.” he concluded