NASCAR superstar Kurt Busch says the death of racing star Jessi Combs was a “terrible accident” — but at least she went “pushing the limits.”
36-year-old Combs was a star in the racing world — and died on August 27 while attempting to break the women’s land-speed record she set back in 2016.
Combs was behind the wheel of a “jet car” in the Alvord Desert in Oregon trying to break the 600-mph barrier when something went wrong and she died. Officials aren’t saying much about the incident other than “there was a fire involved.”
Now, some of the biggest stars in racing are paying respects to Combs … including Busch, who spoke to us briefly outside of “Good Morning America” in NY.
“It was a terrible accident, man,” Busch said … “We’ll find out all the details later on but she was pushing the limits, man.”
We asked if Busch respected that she was trying to break her own record — “absolutely.”
Jessi — who appeared on shows like “Mythbusters” and “Overhaulin'” — was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her passing, according to an official statement.