Chicagoland: Kyle Busch preview

M&M's Team Notes of Interest * Kyle Busch picked up his sixth Sprint Cup win of the season last week in Daytona. With the win, he increased his points lead to 182 points and has now led the series standings for the ninth consecutive...

M&M's Team Notes of Interest

* Kyle Busch picked up his sixth Sprint Cup win of the season last week in Daytona. With the win, he increased his points lead to 182 points and has now led the series standings for the ninth consecutive week.

* Kyle is also the series lap leader with a total of 900 laps led. That is 16.59 percent of the 5,425 laps raced this season. His teammate Denny Hamlin is second in that category, having led a total of 670 laps this season.

* Kyle has three career Cup starts at Chicagoland Speedway. He has led a total of two laps in the three starts, while completing 100 percent of the laps run (804).

* Kyle's best finish at Chicagoland Speedway came in 2006 when he earned a 3rd-place result.

* Kyle Busch will be available to media at Chicagoland Speedway at the No. 18 M&M's car immediately following his qualifying attempt.

Busch Quotes for week leading up to the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

What do you think about this Chicago race being at night for the first time?

"It will definitely be different. It's going to be the first time for everybody to try to learn what the track is going to do -- whether it's like Charlotte, or how much it changes from day to night. So, it if really tightens up or if it loosens up, or if it stays the same - nobody knows any of that. The Nationwide race...is really going to be the telltale story because we practice kind of during the day and then that will be the first race at night. Knowing what that race does, that will sort of help out the Cup guys and give them a better understanding of how much the track changes and what they can do to their Cup car to try to help it before the race starts."

You seem to be gaining more and more fans each week. What do you think about that?

"I love it. I mean, it's a lot of fun to be here in the series, of course. And to be able to run as well as we've been running. And you know when you're gaining fans and gaining the respect of fans and stuff like that it really means a lot. It's our time to give back to those fans too now because of the economy and the way it is. And you know they're struggling to make a living or to even make it to a race. So we love it when they're there, and we wouldn't be here if they weren't here. So you've got to do what you can. We love their support, whether it's for you, against you or just in support of NASCAR racing. It's always cool."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch