Busch Goes on 'Slow Carnival Ride'
By: Dustin Long - @dustinlong on July 6, 2014 | 2:32 P.M. EST
Kyle Busch's car is flipped right side up by one of the tow trucks after the 26-car crash. (Photo: Getty Images)
No one was injured in the Lap 100 incident.
The chaos took place on the backstretch after contact toward the front of the pack turned Kasey Kahne. Cars soon blocked the track.
“I was about sixth or so and I was getting hit from behind and started spinning,’’ Kahne said. “It just got me going left to right. I knew it was going to be big as far up as I was.’’
Greg Biffle made contact with the back of Kahne’s car before Kahne spun.
“I am just so unhappy,’’ Biffle said. “I watched the replay. That is close quarters racing. David Ragan gave me a big push and then Kasey got up and went to the middle and ran into the back of (Casey Mears) and slowed way up, and I hit the back of (Kahne).
“We weren’t lined up. He moved down for some reason when he hit (Mears) or something. It was just a chain reaction. You just never know when the cars slow down that quick and I had a shove from (Ragan) from behind and you can’t react that fast unfortunately.”
Once cars started wrecking, there were few places to go to avoid trouble.
“From where I was at all heck broke loose all at once,’’ pole-sitter David Gilliland said.
Busch drove on to the grass but his splitter dug into the grass and turned him back on to the track into traffic.
“A bunch of the other hits were much worse than the one that toppled me over,’’ Busch said after leaving the infield care center. “It was real slow. When you start going over, you get tight in the the restraints. and you hold on your restraints.’’
Jamie McMurray said his car got airborne.
“I will tell you I have never had a car that’s off the ground,’’ he said. “It’s a crazy feeling, and it’s a helpless feeling to have the car do that. I was really lucky that it set back down.’’
Other cars involved were: Brad Keselowski, Michael Annett, Marcos Ambrose, Danica Patrick, Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Alex Bowman, Cole Whitt, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Terry Labonte, Bobby Labonte, Reed Sorenson, Landon Cassill, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Truex, Michael McDowell, Josh Wise and Ragan