Midway through Thursday night’s duel in his new Richard Childress No. 8 Camaro, Kyle Busch was hit too hard from behind by Daniel Suarez. Busch hit the wall and spun multiple times as the field passed, collecting five other drivers including open entrants Travis Pastrana and Austin Hill. The damage Pastrana and Hill sustained paved the way for Conor Daly to race his way in to the 500.
What You Need to Know:
- Daniel Suarez initiated contact that spun Kyle Busch into the wall.
- The wreck took out 2 of the 3 open entrants in the race.
- The lightning rod driver had victory lane expectations, but the crash damage means Busch will have more to overcome.
As NASCAR fans expect, KFB had plenty to say on the radio following the incident.
He went further in his infield interview, voicing his frustration with the aggression.
From the other side of the incident, Suarez took responsibility for the carnage.
Suarez doubled down on his accountability and said after a conversation with Kyle that he learned some things for Sunday.
In the Stands
On Twitter, Dogtown Darren felt that Busch’s reaction was warranted.
Fans wondered about the aggression alongside Kyle.
After Suarez took accountability for the error, fans voiced their support for the Trackhouse racer.
The irony of Suarez’ tweet was not lost on Christopher.
On Your Screen
Eric Estepp shared his thoughts immediately following the duels on his YouTube Channel.
FrontStretch caught KFB’s infield comments.
From the Pressbox
Busch felt confident in that particular No. 8 Camaro. So in addition to starting at the rear of the 500 field, he will also be playing catch-up with a backup car’s setup and tune.