Chip Ganassi Racing driver Kurt Busch called Sundayâs hard wreck into the wall at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a âdevastating blowâ â and one that significantly impacts his playoff standing.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver made contact with eventual race winner Martin Truex Jr. and Chase Elliott, which caused a tire rub and sent his No. 1 Chevrolet hard into the wall on Lap 188.
The veteran and 2004 series champion finished last in the 39-car field.
Devastating blow. But we are fighters, and if we execute the way weâre capable of, and keep the car clean, weâll be fine.
â Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) September 16, 2019
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The poor points day dropped Busch from eighth in the standings to 14th with two races remaining in the Round of 16. Following the Charlotte Roval race on Sept. 29, four drivers will be eliminated from the postseason field.
Busch currently is 14 points behind the cutline, but as he also noted in his tweet, the entire No. 1 team âare fightersâ and have produced fast race cars.
The team will have its opportunity for redemption Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, where Busch has two wins in 37 career starts.