Fontana: Kyle Busch - Saturday media visit

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S MONTE CARLO SS TALKS WITH MEDIA ABOUT THE DAYTONA 500 AND RACING ON THE WEST COAST ON THE DAYTONA 500 "We're just trying to put that event behind us. It was a great race and we had a great race car. The Kellogg's / ...

KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S MONTE CARLO SS TALKS WITH MEDIA ABOUT THE DAYTONA 500 AND RACING ON THE WEST COAST

ON THE DAYTONA 500 "We're just trying to put that event behind us. It was a great race and we had a great race car. The Kellogg's / Carquest Chevrolet was very strong throughout all of speedweeks and we still have our Busch car. So I'm very proud of all the guys at Hendrick Motorsports. It was a bad set of circumstances there at the end of the race that took us out of a top three or top four finish."

ON RACING IN CALIFORNIA "Yeah, I like coming to California. It's a great race track for me for some reason. It's like Michigan, but I can't ever finish well at Michigan for some reason. I run well there but don't finish well. Here, I don't run that well, but I finish well. So it's kind of a mix. All in all, I love to come to California. I love the west coast. I get up in the mornings and I feel good - more so than the east coast. I don't even have to set my alarm clock. I have one that goes off in my head at 7a.m. for some reason. It's just a good place to come to."

ON GOING TO LAS VEGAS IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS: "The biggest thing you look forward to out in Vegas is the atmosphere. But on the race track, the new surface is definitely going to throw a curve ball toward everybody. It's definitely going to make it worthwhile to try to have a good race car, of course.

But they are giving us a smaller fuel cell so they could try to make sure tires last. The track is so fast that Goodyear can't make a tire that will last. And it's hard to do that because the amount of load that we put on those tires is just horrendous. So I'd hate to be in anybody's shoes when it comes down to that sort of stuff. So we're looking forward to getting back out there.

"It's a lot of fun out there to hang out with some of my friend. And I'm also going to kick off my first fan club event out there and we're looking forward to there. It's going to be at an indoor Go-Kart track there in town and it's going to be a lot of fun."

ON THE UPCOMING BRISTOL COT TEST "Going to Bristol for that is definitely going to be a big deal. Everybody is going to be looking to see what's going to happen there and what the car is going to be like and everything else. I'm wishing it was on a different week - somehow to get it off an off-weekend - that wasn't very smart. But it is what it is. We're going to go there and test and then do something over the weekend - I'm not sure what. I'm just going to kind of lay low and probably go out to Vegas probably on Wednesday."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch
Teams Hendrick Motorsports