After qualifying fifth, Busch spun on the backstretch on lap six of the STP 400. After pitting and working his way back through the field, he spun again on lap 105, tagging the wall with the right rear in turn four.
As Busch slid down the track, Joey Logano dove to the inside to try to avoid Busch. But Busch's car kept coming towards the grass and Logano smashed into Busch's car.
"Yeah, absolutely no grip for me anyways," Busch said. "But, you know, you're running third and doing fine, car a little tight and you spin out. I don't know what to do with that and then we're back in traffic all day. Traffic is way worse. Just trying to get back up to the front and making some gains but car just snaps out from you every corner."
Logano said that he expected Busch's car to stay near the wall.
"He was spinning out and I saw it the whole time," Logano said. "I saw he got loose and thought 'OK, he's gonna come back across' and he didn't. It looked like he was gonna stay up there because he kind of slapped the wall with the right side after he hit it the first time. So I'm like 'Alright, I'm gonna gun it and get by him here' and as soon as I committed to that I saw him start coming back down."
"At that point you're just lined up to him and hit him a ton."
To say that Busch and Kansas Speedway don't get along may be an understatement. He was involved in two caution flags in last year's fall Cup race and spun and then crashed in Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race. In 12 starts, he has more finishes worse than 30th (four) than he has top 10s (two).
After winning at Texas, Busch had climbed to third in the points standings, 18 points behind Jimmie Johnson. But thanks to Johnson's third place finish, Busch lost 36 points to the points lead and is now seventh in the standings. Logano finished 39th on Sunday and coupled with the 25 point penalty that his team was assessed for rear end housing violations before the Texas race, he's now 20th in the points standings, 124 points behind Johnson.
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