Bristol: Kyle Busch - GM top ten interview

Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS - Currently 8th in points WHAT DO YOU DO ON A COLD, RAINY DAY LIKE THIS AT THE TRACK? "Well, not much to do. I will probably stay in the coach, play a few video games or watch a movie and then watch...

Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS - Currently 8th in points

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A COLD, RAINY DAY LIKE THIS AT THE TRACK? "Well, not much to do. I will probably stay in the coach, play a few video games or watch a movie and then watch some basketball. It is tough when the weather is like this because a place like Bristol, you really want to spend time on the track."

HAVE YOU AND YOUR BROTHER SHARED NOTES ABOUT HOW TO GET AROUND BRISTOL? "We don't share notes about what is in our cars, but he has talked to me about how to get around here because it is a place he has really figured out. It isn't as bad as I have heard it described. I have heard people refer to it and putting fighter jets in a blender and turning it on or other things like that, but it really isn't like that. I haven't had the best finishes here so I need to talk to him as much as I can."

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IS THE SECRET TO BRISTOL? "Patience is definitely the big thing which I haven't shown a lot of on this track in the past. You have to be content to ride around here for a lot of laps to put yourself in the right spot to be there at the end.

"The one thing that I was told before I ever came here was you have to check your temper at the gate and load up on as much patience as you can.

"But you don't always see patience. Particularly the guys starting closer to the back, they want to move forward to as not to go a lap down and they start pressuring and moving people too early in the race. There are 13 to 15 or more cautions here, so you have all those chances to get the lucky dog but that is hard to remember sometimes. "Track position is important at Bristol so it affects your thinking even early in the race."

IS BRISTOL A PLACE THAT THERE ARE PAYBACKS WITH DRIVERS YOU HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH IN THE PAST? "I wouldn't exactly say paybacks, but you can leave here not liking someone as much as you did when you came in. It is a short track, it makes for close racing and some guys are just better at getting around them better than other guys."

HOW DISAPPOINTED ARE YOU ABOUT THE SLOW START WITH YOUR BUSCH CAR? "It is certainly not what we would have wanted or thought when we made the decision to run both series. We aren't completely sure what isn't going right with the team but we will continue to work on improving."

HAS THERE BEEN ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT CUTTING DOWN THE SCHEDULED RACES FOR YOU IN THE BUSCH SERIES? "We haven't discussed as of yet, but if we continue to maintain our points position in the Cup series, it wouldn't surprise me that on the weekends where the Busch race is at a different track than Cup, we might not run the Busch race in order to concentrate on our Cup performance."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch