During the NASCAR Cup race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there was a nervy moment. As it turned out, the #38 driver, John Hunter Nemechek, had a wild spin and came to a rest near the infield. Luckily, the car was intact, so he drove up to rejoin the track. Unfortunately, his peripheral vision failed him because he didn’t spot Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Luckily for Busch, Nemechek did not make contact with him as Busch sped past him in the nick of time. However, Jones and Stenhouse Jr. were not so lucky, and they collided with each other. The good news was that they survived to finish the race, albeit well down the order.
Apparently, Nemechek suffered from some tire issues and even pitted to check the air pressure. In spite of adjusting the air pressure, a tire went down and pitched him into a spin. While rejoining the track, he barely missed Kyle Busch, with a small brush, but Jones and Stenhouse were forced into a collision.
The good news for Busch was that some late-race restarts helped him claw his way up to 6th place. However, he did have a few run-ins during the race, including one with his arch-nemesis, Joey Logano. The two drivers have collided on multiple occasions, including one in last weekend’s race.
At least he can be happy that he is still alive in the playoff race. However, Busch knows that he cannot afford to slack off, but he will be determined to end the losing streak as early as possible. There are still a handful of races, so he can try and grab that elusive win.
Kyle can also take comfort in the fact that his older brother, Kurt, won the race in Las Vegas. This ensured that both Busch brothers had at least one win on the home tarmac. Kyle had registered a home win back in 2009, and now Kurt has officially joined the club at last.
Now, the #18 driver has to focus on trying to salvage the 2020 season and take at least one win.