More bad NASCAR Chase luck for Kyle Busch

The wrecked #18 M&M's Toyota of Kyle Busch is towed into the garage area after a crash during...

The wrecked #18 M&M's Toyota of Kyle Busch is towed into the garage area after a crash during practice in Kansas City yesterday. (Getty)

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:23 PM ET

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship has never been kind to Kyle Busch.

His Chase jinx, or whatever you want to call it, struck again Saturday when Busch crashed hard just minutes into morning practice for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway destroying his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

While the JGR team immediately brought out a backup car, it meant Busch will start the fourth race in the 10-race Chase from the back of the field — 43rd — instead of from the 18th place where he qualified.

And with track position extremely important — especially at a 1.5-mile oval like Kansas — Busch has put himself behind a giant 8-ball.

He came to Kansas just 12 points back of Chase leader, and JGR teammate, Matt Kenseth.

And most prognosticators, including this one, were predicting this year’s Chase would be a three-way battle among Busch, Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson.


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