Crash Knocks Out Busch, Logano

Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch: "I just don’t know what to do at Kansas. … The car just snapped out from under me in every corner." (Photo: Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  Kyle Busch and Joey Logano made an early exit from Sunday’s STP 400 after a hard crash racing out of turn four.

Busch, who had spun earlier in Sunday’s race when he was running alone on the backstretch, slid his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota again racing off the fourth turn on lap 102. After he slapped the wall he slid back to the bottom of the race track where Logano made hard contact destroying both cars.

“It just spun out all on our own,” Busch said after the crash ended his run of five straight top five finishes including two victories. “I just don’t know what to do at Kansas. … The car just snapped out from under me in every corner.”

It was the end of a rough weekend in Kansas for Busch who was forced to a back-up car after a practice crash on Friday.

Logano’s Penske Racing Ford was severely damaged in the accident he attributed to a slick new racing surface that was only hosting its second Sprint Cup Series race.

“This track is just so narrow right now,” said Logano. “You can’t move around. We were tight for the most part, trying to free it up, and then we put left sides on there and got really loose.

“I was trying to hold on for what we had and I think there were a lot of guys around us that did the same thing and were really loose. We weren’t having a good day as it was, but you don’t want to end up in the garage like this.”

Despite the hard impact, the only injury Logano endured was in the point standings.

“I’m fine. It’s just unfortunate for the AAA guys,” said Logano, who is now 20th in the Sprint Cup Series standings. “They deserve better than that. We were working hard on getting our car better. We weren’t gonna gain many points this weekend, but we were gonna try to rally for the best possible finish we could get out of it, but it’s not good for us.”

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