Texas Motor Speedway April 19, 2010 An interview with: KYLE BUSCH, 3rd place finisher THE MODERATOR: We're joined in the infield media center by today's third place driver, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Battery Toyota, Kyle Busch. Tell us...
Texas Motor Speedway
April 19, 2010
An interview with:
KYLE BUSCH, 3rd place finisher
THE MODERATOR: We're joined in the infield media center by today's third place driver, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Battery Toyota, Kyle Busch. Tell us about your run.
KYLE BUSCH: There was a lot of work that went into that one for sure. The guys never gave up on pit road. Their pit stops were flawless, and Dave made some good race calls for us to try to get us back in position and get us up there.
We had something in the car today that we liked when we ran here last fall with the wing, but it didn't like it here today with the spoiler. So we'll go back and review our notes and look at it, and determine what to bring back here in the Fall.
But as far as our finish goes, we got a lot better than probably what we deserved. Last week we didn't get what we deserved. So it's unfortunate we miss a win, but then we get a third because of a 13th place car. But overall, times work out back and forth. But we'll take what we got today.
Congrats to Denny and those guys. They've been working really hard and doing a good job. So they looked good today.
Q: First off, physically, how demanding was this race and on a totally different subject, it's a week early for a Super Speedway-style wreck. But did you anticipate that happening on that restart? If you did, were you doing anything to try to avoid it?
KYLE BUSCH: Physically, I'm okay. I think I'll be all right for today. I haven't eaten since breakfast this morning, so it's time for some grub, that's for sure. Got to feed the fat man.
You know, as far as the wreck goes, you can't really anticipate a wreck. I just did what I needed to do to get up front and get past those guys, and I had a good run on the outside.
Junior made it three wide through the middle, and I ducked down and pushed my teammate clear into turn three. So that was just trying to get up towards the front and get down towards the bottom.
It felt like for some reason with these tires, I'm not sure what it is with this tire, that it lays down rubber like it does. It seems like the outside lanes are horrible on restarts. So you only have one corner.
For some reason, the 42 and 48 had it figured out here today. But any time I went up there, I lost a half a second. So I was just a bottom feeder all day. Just made what I could.
Q: What kind of notebook do you leave here with on the spoiler on this Super Speedway?
KYLE BUSCH: I mean, it was a different race for sure. The car seemed to be a lot more consistent and a lot more drivable. So you know on restarts it seems like there's a lot more chaos going on. A lot of guys are really comfortable and can run side by side and really, you know, push each other a little bit down the straightaways and what not. So it feels like they're going for broke even more than what we used to.
At least with the old car the way the noses and tails were you couldn't bump anybody. If you ever got really close to somebody on the outside to the inside car, that inside car would get loose.
So these cars are pretty comfortable. A lot of guys are taking advantage of it.