In his own words: Can Kyle Busch sweep Dover?

'I think our chances are pretty good'

Kyle Busch speaks to the media after winning the NASCAR Nationwide series race at Dover Saturday. He also won the NASCAR Camping World truck race Friday. Sunday, he goes for a sweep with the NASCAR Sprint Cup race:

How good was your race car midway through today’s race?

“Pretty good when we got it tightened up enough. There towards the end it got really loose again. The last 30 or 40 laps I was just holding on trying to hold those guys at bay. Man, lapped traffic was kind of tough -- just the way they’d loosen your car up when you got to them. But, this Monster Energy Camry was pretty awesome. I didn’t think it was, but it was. I just never got the feel I was looking for through practice and I was a little frustrated with that and a little frustrated in qualifying and just not having the speed I hoped to have, but it was good on the long runs so I can’t say enough about JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) engines, Toyota, Nationwide Insurance and of course the fans. Appreciate them and everybody and all of my fans and all of the other fans too.”

How do you like your chances of sweeping the weekend with a win in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race?

“It’d be nice. I think our chances are pretty good. We start upfront, which is great here always and if we can stay up there most of the day and fine tune on her and tweak on her a little bit we can probably be right back here with the Peanut Butter M&M’s Camry.”

How were you able to pull away from Trevor Bayne as he closed in at the end of the race?

“Just, I think when I started seeing cars in front of me I started getting loose and so his car was probably a little bit tighter than mine. He (Trevor Bayne) hung on a little bit longer and was able to get back to me, but then once we started racing through too much lapped traffic I started to kind of inch away and that’s probably the point where he started getting loose and he just couldn’t hold on. Man, I was fighting it the last 30 laps -- just really loose. This Monster Energy Camry here today, when they got it tightened up it felt good for me and I was able to move around the race track which is always fun here. You can go bottom, you can go top and try to find your way through lapped traffic and what not. I can’t say enough about Adam Stevens (crew chief) and these guys. They worked really, really hard for me to give me a good piece and tried to get it to where we wanted in practice but certainly it was a lot better here during the race.”

Why was your team forced to tweak on your car so much throughout the race?

“I think it was just by the track changing. We changed it a little bit there on the last pit stop but not near enough. I think we should’ve done more than what we did, but it worked out for us. We were out front when it mattered and we just had to pick our way through lapped traffic and try to get here to victory lane. So, real proud of the effort by all of these guys and can’t say enough about Monster Energy, Toyota, JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) engines, Nationwide Insurance, the fans -- appreciate their support as well being here in Dover.”

Toyota Racing

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