Atlanta II: Kyle Busch post-qualifying interview

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: (Top Rookie) ON QUALIFYING 7TH: "It was a pretty good lap. It was pretty uneventful. I was really tight, so my car didn't stick a lot low on the front end. We just kind of drifted up the race...

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO: (Top Rookie)

ON QUALIFYING 7TH:

"It was a pretty good lap. It was pretty uneventful. I was really tight, so my car didn't stick a lot low on the front end. We just kind of drifted up the race track. I felt like I left a little bit out there on the first lap, so I wanted to go out and do something on the second one. I got a little bit better. But all in all, I think there was a little bit left out there but I think our car could have been a lot better."

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ON SUNDAY?

"It's probably going to be a pretty exciting race like Carl (Edwards) and Elliott (Sadler) were saying. But I'm not so sure about the pit strategy that they were alluding to. I think it's all going to be about every caution you come down and get four tires -- there are going to be no two-tire stops. It's going to be curious to see how the last part of the race plays out though because coming down at the end if you have a pit stop with 50 (laps) to go and you've run 43 or 35 laps, we're all going to come right back down pit road. It's just like California when we all went down pit road with 12 laps to go. But this time I don't think you're going to see two tires because two tires are not going to allow you to win the race -- especially after putting 30 laps on the tires or something like that. So it's going to be a little bit different on trying to figure out who is going to do what throughout this race."

ON THE HIGH SPEEDS AT THIS TRACK COMPARED TO OTHER TRACKS:

"This place and Charlotte have become pretty close because of Charlottes grinding and levigating and all that. This place has been so fast for so many years since they repaved it. If I were Atlanta Motor Speedway, I'd probably never repave this place again even though we would want to see it repaved so it would be a lot easier to drive, but we'd never want to see it repaved because we'd hit 210 mph or something like that. It would just be unreal. This place is exciting enough to have the loss of grip that it has in order to run five distinct grooves. You can run low or high or anywhere you want to go here. The speed sensation is just unreal."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch