Richmond: Kyle Busch - GM top-10 interview

Weekly Top-10 Behind the Hauler Chat with Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS Richmond International Raceway BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S MONTE CARLO SS: ON PRACTICE: "So far, so good I guess. We're doing what...

Weekly Top-10 Behind the Hauler Chat with Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS
Richmond International Raceway

BEHIND THE HAULER CHAT WITH KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOGG'S MONTE CARLO SS:

ON PRACTICE: "So far, so good I guess. We're doing what we need to do here in Richmond, Virginia. It's going all right. The Busch car is not too bad; it's second on the chart. And the Cup car is not too bad either. We're looking forward to this weekend."

ON POSSIBLE RAIN: "I haven't heard anything about the weather."

ARE YOU WORN OUT FROM THE SHORT WEEK? "Oh, no. We probably will be after the race tonight, but we've got a short day tomorrow. It doesn't start until about 5pm so we can sleep in for a long time. So that'll be good."

HOW WAS THE TRACK TODAY? "It was good. The more rubber they got put down, the better the track got."

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT THE TRACK AT CHARLOTTE? "The tires are hard. There wasn't a whole lot of grip. But once we were able to put some tire rubber down and get a lot of cars out there, it got better. Everybody was fighting the same problem. Everybody was really tight. Wasn't a whole lot of grip with the tires. It's going to be a slow-paced race. It's going to be a long (Coca-Cola) 600."

IF IT GOES GREEN THE WHOLE WAY, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE 11 PIT STOPS: "If it stays green, you're going to see 11 gas-n'-gos is what you're going to see because you can go 600 miles on tires, I'll tell you that. I think the way the tires are now, they're not going to see any problem. So they can go back to the larger fuel cells and I think it'll be a lot better for the racing. But they'll keep it the way it is because the rules are already set for that weekend."

WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF THEY MOVED THE ALL-STAR RACE TO ANOTHER VENUE? "It would be a little bit difficult on the teams and the truck drivers, because right now it's so close to home that everybody can go home and stay at home. Since we're in Charlotte for two weeks, a lot of people come to Charlotte and I think the greatest thing about the Hall of Fame coming to Charlotte is that people that come in for the All-Star race stay a whole week and they can go to the museum and enjoy all the race shops during the whole week they have prior to the 600. That's probably the coolest thing about bringing the Hall of Fame the Charlotte."

WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT RIR? "It's an okay track. It's tough because it's a very, very fast short track. There are not a lot of short tracks like it around. You go to Bristol and Martinsville and those are the types of tracks where you get into the corner, you stop, you turn, you leave, and you go. At this place, you're carrying your speed the whole time around it and it's very difficult. It's a fun place but it's still difficult. There are a lot of different things that you fight here. You can fight loose in or tight or loose off. There is just a whole array of different things that you've got to work on here."

DO YOU THINK THIS RACE WILL GO GREEN THE WHOLE WAY? "You're going to see some pit stops here of course, and you're going to have some cautions. A couple weeks ago we ran for a pretty long while, so it's possible for it to go green all the way tomorrow night."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch