Crashes Concern Kyle Busch
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on May 1, 2016 | 5:40 P.M. EST
"I don't think there was a car that came out of this place without needing the body all redone, all the time and effort that the guys do at the shop rebuilding it." (Photo: Getty Images)
Despite finishing second behind Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, Busch is concerned about the accidents that saw several cars become airborne.
“I don't have a solution,” Busch said. “It's been this way for 30 years, so...stop complaining about it, I guess.”
Talladega has a reputation for spectacular accidents, but the number of incidents on Sunday was high. Busch doesn’t have the answer to that question either.
“I don't know. I'm not sure if guys thought weather was coming or something like that,” he said. “You know, it's just Talladega. It is what it is. These cars, you try to get a little bit aggressive, start bumping people and pushing people, they're real easy to get out of control.
“I really don't know why we're bumping and pushing and everything else, because these cars, they go slower when you push. Makes a lot of sense. That's how stupid we are.”
Busch followed Keselowski across the finish line and watched in his rear-view mirror as another accident broke out involving Kevin Harvick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and others.
“Just looking in my mirror, looking for that final restart, seeing the amount of cars behind me that didn't have damage, I think I probably counted four, and I was sixth,” he said. “Maybe there was eight or ten of us that didn't have it seemed like some sort of bandage. Two of them in front of me had it on their cars.
“About everybody had some sort of damage and was tore up. I don't think there was a car that came out of this place without needing the body all redone, all the time and effort that the guys do at the shop rebuilding it.”
The defending Sprint Cup Series champion has two wins this season and after his second-place finish Sunday was ready to head home with this parting shot:
“I hate it. I'd much rather sit at home. I got a win. I don't need to be here.”
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