Yet another Chase for the Sprint Cup competitor has suffered damage to both his race car and where he’s at in the Chase standings.
Kurt Busch had a tire rub on his Haas Automation Chevrolet when the right front tire appeared to blow on Lap 222 of the 300-lap Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, sending him hard into the wall and suffering right front end damage.
To add salt to the wound, Busch was assessed a penalty for pitting too soon, which would have sent him to the tail end of the field.
However, Busch instead took his car to the garage for repairs.
About 30 laps earlier, Busch’s younger brother Kyle was involved in a wreck that caused front end damage to his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.
At this point, among Chasers who’ve had problems in Sunday’s race: Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin.
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