Busch just misses out on Clash win: "This second stuff sucks"
After a late caution in the Busch Light Clash race, Kyle Busch had a chance to snatch the victory from leader Denny Hamlin, but two laps of overtime weren’t enough as Hamlin had a strong restart. Despite having to fend off Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano, Busch couldn’t catch up to Hamlin due to his own struggles with acceleration off the corners. Busch admitted that finishing second or third in the Clash event is disappointing, as it reminds him of the tight nature of bullring racing that he grew up doing. However, Busch’s performance at the L.A. Coliseum stands out compared to his team’s struggles on short tracks in the past year. He acknowledged the need to improve their short track program for the rest of the year.