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LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - AUGUST 02:  Crew members work on the #18 Pedigree Toyota, driven by Kyle Busch, after an on-track incident during the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 02, 2020 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kyle Busch loses tire; finishes last at New Hampshire


Kyle Busch brought out the caution on lap 17 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when a tire went down and he got into the wall. He was not able to continue and finished the race in 38th.

His comments:

Did you have any indication the right-front tire was going down or did it just blow out?

"Just going down the backstretch there and about halfway down the backstretch I felt it go flat and tried to get slowed down enough without taking everybody else running over me behind me down the straightaway. I don’t know, I think there’s a replay of another Pedigree car here a few years ago that blew a right-front tire for absolutely no reason too. Seems to be our luck with the Pedigree car here at New Hampshire. Sorry to all of our fans and all the Pedigree folks. It’s still 2020."

What happened that took you out of the race?

"I blew a right-front tire for some reason. I have no idea why. Way too early in the going for anything to be wrong or even to build enough brake temp or brake heat. I don’t know. Just hate it for our Pedigree team and the fight that we’ve been having this year seems to be continuing. Last time I was here in a Pedigree car, we blew a right-front tire for no reason as well too. Just seems to be our luck with the Pedigree scheme for some reason here at New Hampshire. It’s still 2020, but sooner or later we have to turn this stuff around."

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