Kyle Busch Forced To Backup Car
CONCORD, N.C. – If Kyle Busch hopes to capture his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, he’ll have to do it from the rear of the field.
Busch set the fastest time of final practice early in the hour long session, but moments later his No. 18 Toyota bounced off the turn four wall, forcing his Joe Gibbs Racing team to pull out the back-up car for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. Busch was originally scheduled to start seventh in the 400-lap event.
His fastest lap in his primary car was 188.64 mph, but the best he could do in his backup car was barely more than 185 mph.
Joey Logano had the second fastest time of the session, topping out at 188.265 mph. Danica Patrick was third fastest, followed by Greg Biffle and polesitter Jimmie Johnson. Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman completed the top 10 in final practice.
Edwards had the fastest time in the first practice of the day Saturday morning, clocking in at 192.802 mph. A.J. Allmendinger was second, followed by Truex, Johnson and Brad Keselowski.