(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Brad Keselowski is probably mad he crashed.

He might be even more mad that crash helped Kyle Busch to victory lane.

Kyle Larson seemed to have the Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in hand on Monday had the race stayed green. But when Keselowski, who was battling suspension problems, crashed with 30 laps remaining it brought out the caution and allowed his old nemesis to take on new tires. Busch then passed Larson, who suddenly got loose, with five laps remaining to secure his second straight Cup win.

When asked if he's now a bigger fan of Keselowski, Busch grinned and said, “That’s pushing it too far."

“I kind felt bad for him, maybe that much,” Busch said, pinching his thumb and index finger close together. “But it certainly helped our cause. So it was much appreciated, let’s go with that.”

Keselowski said his tire had come apart earlier on a restart.

"We were trying to bring it home but it didn't come home together," he said.