By Arni Sribhen
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 26 Suretone Honda, got loose entering Turn 2 and made a hard, right-side contact with the SAFER Barrier. With a small fire on board, the car did a half spin and came to rest in the grass at the exit of the turn.
Busch climbed from the car without assistance from the Holmatro Safety Team, and he was uninjured in the crash.
“I was starting to feel comfortable. That’s when I made the mistake of just letting my guard down or settling into that long run type mentality whereas with an Indy car you have to be on edge,” Busch told reporters afterward. “You have to keep track of where you are at all times and the adjustments in the car. Maybe I just didn’t keep up with keeping the car underneath me. Trying to get into that rhythm and feel other things around you and I got behind on my adjustments in the car.”
Video courtesy of INDYCAR.