Interstate Batteries Racing
Kyle Dodges Disaster

Pure Michigan 400
Michigan International Speedway | Brooklyn, MI
August 18, 2013

Kyle Busch drove the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry in Michigan. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, battled an ill-handling racecar, which led to two separate spins and resulted in a disappointing 31st-place finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

No. 18 Crew Chief Dave Rogers (left) and Coach Joe Gibbs. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

“We were just off all day with our Interstate Batteries Camry,” said Kyle, who won the 2011 Pure Michigan 400.

“Our car was tight early in the race and it just kept getting worse and worse in traffic. We tried to pit for four tires there and get the handling better, but it put us back too far in traffic and we were just too loose coming off the corner, and I couldn’t hold onto it and backed it into the fence. We just had to try and hold onto it from there since we had too much damage to go anywhere.”

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Kyle’s teammates – Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry – finished 15th and 20th, respectively.