Kurt Busch had a very fast No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota Camry, but unfortunately, he’ll have to head to a backup car. Off of turn three in Round 2 of NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Pocono Raceway, Busch’s car snapped loose.
As Busch’s McDonald’s machine went sideways, the 43-year old was unable to wrangle the machine and he went hard into the outside wall, obliterating the rear of his car.
Here is video of Busch’s accident in qualifying.
Kurt Busch crashes HARD in qualifying at @PoconoRaceway!
The @23XIRacing driver made it into the final round, but this crash likely puts them in a backup and at the rear of the field. #NASCAR
📺 : @USA_Network pic.twitter.com/aTS8vM8YSp
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) July 23, 2022
Busch will be credited with the 10th starting spot for Sunday’s race, but he’ll have to drop to the rear of the field before the green flag flies.
[…] When the circuit reached the twenty first race of the season at Pocono Raceway in July, Busch’s likelihood at a second NASCAR Cup Collection championship got here to a crashing halt as Busch’s No. 45 23XI Racing machine backed into the surface wall throughout his qualifying run. […]