FORT WORTH, Tex. —
Kyle Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing team was scrambling on Friday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Less than one full lap into the opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, Busch was crashing into the outside wall at the exit of turn four behind the wheel of his M&M’s Toyota Camry.
The damage on his No. 18 was severe enough for his team to immediately head to the truck and unload the backup car.
Busch did hit the track with the backup before the session closed, posting a time fast enough for 22nd fastest, but he was the second slowest of the Chase competitors. The only Chase driver to post a slower lap time was last week’s Martinsville winner Jimmie Johnson (33rd).
He enters the weekend inside the Chase cutoff by just four points with two races remaining in the Round of 8.
Busch and his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors will return to the track at 6:45 p.m. ET for Coors Light Pole Qualifying.
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