NASCAR faces more Next Gen concerns after trouble at Bristol

AP photo by Mark Humphrey / NASCAR driver Harrison Burton (21) spins out during Saturday night's Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee.

Kyle Busch felt his team deserved better than two failed engines in the first round of NASCAR's playoffs.

At least the Toyota driver with two Cup Series championships knew what happened to end his Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway and leave him "flabbergasted" at being eliminated from the playoff field.

Martin Truex Jr., one of Busch's Joe Gibbs Racing teammates and the 2017 season champion, could only laugh as he stood in the garage alongside his disabled car as fellow Toyota driver Bubba Wallace of 23XI Racing came in for repairs.

"There's another one," Truex said with a smirk.

He also referred to Kevin Harvick's words after the 2014 season champ's Stewart-Haas Racing Ford caught fire in the playoff opener two weeks earlier at Darlington Raceway.

"Crappy parts."

At least a dozen of the playoff drivers had some sort of problem with NASCAR's first-year Next Gen car at Bristol, where the spec vehicle that has leveled the playing field was exposed again for the multiple durability concerns that have been present since the beginning of the season.

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