Kurt Busch to Backup Car Following Final Practice Accident

Kurt Busch to Backup Car Following Final Practice Accident

by October 15, 2016 0 comments

KANSAS CITY — Chase driver Kurt Busch will be up against his share of adversity on Sunday as he will start the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in a backup car.

As final practice concluded for the 267-lap race on Saturday afternoon, Busch’s No. 41 Monster Energy Chevrolet experienced a downed tire and went for a spin through the infield grass.

The third-place driver of the session subsequently received a tow to the garage area, where crew chief Tony Gibson elected to bring out the team’s backup car for the race.

Matt Kenseth paced the 50-minute final practice session with a lap time of 28.976 seconds over Kyle Larson, who ran a 29.057 second lap.

From there, Busch was third followed by Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Martin Truex Jr., Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski and Jamie McMurray in the top-10.

Chase drivers Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson ran the respective 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th and 23rd-fastest laps of the session.

Of the drivers to make a run of 10 or more consecutive laps, Harvick was fastest over a 10-lap run with an average speed of 183.740 miles per hour.

The Hollywood Casino 400 will get underway on Sunday afternoon at 1:15 p.m CT / 2:15 p.m ET and will be aired live on NBC and MRN.

Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

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