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Kyle Busch wrecks early at Michigan

August 17, 2014, Staff Report, NASCAR.com

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Was running 19th when he hit wall on front stretch

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BROOKLYN, Mich. --  
Kyle Busch's tough run of luck in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series extended to a third rocky week Sunday with an early scrape with the wall at Michigan International Speedway.

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Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota snapped loose and into the Turn 4 wall shortly after the start of Sunday's Pure Michigan 400. His car then went high in Turns 1 and 2 to bring out the race's first caution period in just the fourth of 200 laps.

Busch, who started 24th in the 43-car field, brought the car directly behind the wall to the garage. After debriefing with his crew, Busch jumped in with a drill to help the team with repairs.

Busch returned to the race in last place, 25 laps off the leader's pace. He returned to the garage after the 160th lap.

After scoring runner-up finishes in three out of four races from late June to late July, Busch is looking at logging his third consecutive lackluster finish. He started this month with a 42nd place after engine failure at Pocono Raceway and followed it with a 40th-place effort after sustaining damage at Watkins Glen.

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