Oct 6, 2013; Kansas City, KS, USA; Crew members for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) work on the wrecked car during race action for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch crash damages NASCAR Championship hopes (Video)

Kyle Busch hates Kansas. Really, Really hates Kansas. Well maybe not the whole state but at least the Kansas Speedway portion of it. Kyle Busch wrecked out of the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday afternoon damaging his chances for the NASCAR Chase for the Championship. The DNF caused him to fall from 3rd place to fifth place overall.

The USA Today reported on Busch’s feelings regarding the track at Kansas.

“The racetrack is the worst racetrack I’ve ever driven on, the tire is the worst tire I’ve ever driven on and track position is everything,” Busch said. “You can’t do anything unless you’re out front. Kevin Harvick couldn’t pass me and he led the first 80 laps of the race. So I’d say it’s pretty pathetic.”

The wreck itself seemed pretty tame, (as tame as a wreck driving at that speed can possibly be) at least there were no inverted vehicles. You can tell Busch’s frustration during his in-race communications and his body language when exiting the car.

Kyle Busch may have a point here. The racetrack yielded 15 separate cautions on the day, breaking the previous Kansas Speedway record of 14. Everyone loves wrecks but when cars are sliding into walls untouched, that does not make for entertaining racing. Lets hope that Kansas gets their speedway fixed for next year.

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