Sharpie 500, Bristol Motor Speedway Behind the Hauler Chat, Part Two, Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS, part two ON BROTHER KURT BUSCH'S CHANCES TO MAKE THE CHASE: "I don't think so, he is just too far behind." ON DIFFERENCE IN ...
Sharpie 500, Bristol Motor Speedway
Behind the Hauler Chat, Part Two, Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS, part two
ON BROTHER KURT BUSCH'S CHANCES TO MAKE THE CHASE: "I don't think so, he is just too far behind."
ON DIFFERENCE IN STRESS LEVEL IN CHASE VS OUT OF CHASE: "There definitely is a difference. There are some aspects to it, to where if you are 20th in points or something like that, you are out there racing and your biggest worry is trying not to wreck one of the guys that are in contention."
ON REACTION TO PENALTY LEVELED AGAINST CARL EDWARDS VERSUS PENALTY HE INCURRED EARLIER IN THE SEASON: "It was a Busch Series penalty, so you have to look at that aspect of it. It happened in the Busch Series. If you are in probation, are you under probation in NASCAR or are you under probation in Nextel Cup? That is the way I look at it. If he got in trouble that bad for being on probation in the Cup Series, then I should be able to do the same thing in the Busch Series and not get suspended for a race because it was a Cup Series penalty. I know darn well I am not going to put myself in that predicament because I don't want to find out. The biggest thing is - was a light penalty - probably. If he would have done it in the Cup Series, he would have gotten what I got."
ON PRESSURE IN GARAGE BECAUSE OF ON-TRACK ISSUES: "I am not going to go there all the way. I am just going to say that the team recognizes it and we need to keep our emotions in check and go on doing what we know we have been doing all year long that worked.
ON HIS UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WENT ON AT MICHIGAN (CONTACT BETWEEN DALE EARNHARDT, JR. AND CARL EDWARDS): " For me, you hate to try to lay a bumper to anybody, but when you do, you don't try to wreck them. If you lay the bumper to them to move them out of the way, that is better than wrecking them and putting them back. Last Saturday (Michigan), Carl Edwards had a very fast race car there and had a real shot at winning the race until that last deal there on the last lap. All he had to do was take it down the back straight away and into turn three and he would have probably been all right, but he didn't get that far. I would have waited until the next corner, put it on the outside and put it on kill again and try to beat him back to the start/finish line. They weren't on the white flag lap yet, they had just taken the green on a green-white-checkered so there were still three more corners to go."
ON DAILY IMPACT OF SPONSORSHIP: "If you ask any driver in here, I am sure they some support from their sponsors. If you ask Jeff Burton, I will guarantee he has a Cingular phone. Ask Matt Kenseth; I guarantee he has DeWalt Power Tools at his house. Me, I get some Kellogg's stuff and I am able to go to Lowe's. The thing Lowe's does is incentive based. If we win or sit on poles, I don't know the amount, but we get money put on our Lowe's card, which is a nice benefit they give to us. As far as any of the other ones, I haven't gone that far."
ON GETTING ANYTHING YOU WANT OF A CERTAIN CEREAL OR WHATEVER YOU LIKE: "I have actually bought more Kellogg's products in the grocery store than I have received for free. We don't get anything free out of Lowe's, nobody does because of all of their vendors."
ON GETTING RECOGNIZED IN A LOWE'S STORE: "Yes, of course. When I go to the grocery store, people see you there and want autographs. When I go to the airport, I get recognized and asked for autographs. Same thing at baseball games. If people are in to racing and recognize who you are, they will come up and ask for an autograph. It is not a problem. You don't want to have people who have stalkeritis after you all the time."
ON PEOPLE TELLING YOU BECAUSE YOU REPRESENT LOWE'S AND KELLOGG'S THAT THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO BUY THAT PRODUCT: "Yes, they have told us that before. Some people have told us about the Lowe's deal 'We love Jimmie Johnson and we love you racing in the Busch Series, you have done so great' and all that kind of stuff. We have heard it from the Kellogg's side as well.
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