Kurt Busch’s day ends in flames at Martinsville

Kurt Busch

15 laps before the finish of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville, Kurt Busch spun around after bumping David Gilliland.

“Something happened with the brakes,” Busch said via Yahoo! Sports. “The pedal felt spongy going into three and four and I gave it a courtesy pump and it came to. I go down the front straightaway and gave it another courtesy pump and it went straight to the floor. Something failed with it and I just turned it to the right and fenced it instead of running head on into the fence.”

As the car burst into flames, Busch quickly pulled the in-car fire extinguisher trigger…

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