During a practice run the car flew directly into the side wall after losing control from a tire issue and tore up the entire front end.
The drivers were preparing for Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
The incident was a result of Busch losing a back tire. Once the tire went out, his car veered sharply right and barreled straight into the outside wall.
Although his car was a mangled piece of metal, Busch has not reported any injuries since the wreck, and according to FOX Sports he was able to climb out of the vehicle on his own.
“It doesn’t give you confidence in Goodyear’s ability to build a tire,” he said. “We’ll just suffer through it.”
Goodyear’s officials stated that the tire was actually punctured by a sharp piece of debris on the track.
“It was very clear the car ran over something on the race track,” Goodyear’s director of racing Greg Stucker told Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio. “You could see that very clearly. … It was a very large puncture in the right rear.”
Stucker went on to say that he was “disappointed” with the driver’s comments.
We will have to wait and see how this turns out between the tire giant and Busch.
Watch the full wreck in the video below.
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