The Joe Gibbs Racing driver had led the first 47 laps of the NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway when a flat tire caused him to swerve and slow on the track.
Bush avoided crashing into the wall and pulled to the inside of the track to make his way back to the pits.
And that’s when it happened.
Ross Chastain was approaching at approximately 185 mph when he came upon Busch and tried to slip by him on the inside, but clipped the left rear of Busch’s car and launched the No. 1 Trackhouse Racing Chevrolet into the air over it.
Chastain’s car landed upright on its wheels, but continued across the track and ran into Chase Elliott’s Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, putting it into the wall and out of the race.
None of the drivers were injured in the incident, which Chastain chalked up to bad luck.
“Looked like the driver of the number one car chose the wrong lane to go,” Chastain joked.
“Tough break, but fast cars.”
When asked on FS1 if he saw the hit coming before it happened, Kyle Busch simply said, “no.”
Team Penske’s Ryan Blaney went on to win the race and its winner-take-all $ 1 million purse in an overtime finish.