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Good Teammates Don't Bump Busch-Biffle Crash

May 31, 2004
May 31, 2004

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May 31, 2004

NBA Playoffs

Good Teammates Don't Bump Busch-Biffle Crash

Like all multiple-car owners, Jack Roush has one rule that his
drivers must always follow: Never wreck a teammate.

This is an article from the May 31, 2004 issue

Last Saturday night at the Nextel All-Star Challenge, Kurt Busch
momentarily forgot this directive. Hurtling down the front
straightaway on Lap 11 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte,
Busch bumped into the back of teammate Greg Biffle's car, which
sent Biffle into the wall and triggered a 13-car crash that
knocked Busch out as well. "Kurt Busch got his head up ...
whatever, you know," Biffle fumed after he got out of his wrecked
Ford, and later declared that either he or Busch would have to
leave the Roush team.

The night wasn't a total loss for Roush, however. Another of his
drivers, Matt Kenseth, took the checkered flag and the $1 million
payout--cash that Roush can now use to repair two totaled cars.

COLOR PHOTO: JEFF SINER/THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/AP The Busch (97) bump took out Biffle (16), Jeff Gordon (24) and 10other drivers.