KYLE BUSCH , No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports Finishing Position: 2nd How frustrating was your race tonight? "Frustrating night overall and that's how you can really put it. I don't know what that first pit...
, No. 51 Miccosukee Resort Toyota Tundra, Billy Ballew Motorsports
Finishing Position: 2nd
How frustrating was your race tonight?
"Frustrating night overall and that's how you can really put it. I don't know what that first pit stop was all about. I don't know why we had too many guys over (the wall) -- just miscommunication or what. For some reason I rolled out of the gas down the backstretch to let those two decide who was going to get into turn three first and I veered to the left and got into the quarter panel and wrecked the 6 (Colin Braun) and 16 (Brian Scott). Can't keep up with the Chevrolets -- that's downfall number one. Downfall number two is our stuff doesn't corner as good as theirs so we have a lot of work to do."
What happened in from your perspective in tonight's race?
"Enough went on that I don't even know where to start. Somehow we had problems on pit road -- too many guys over the pit wall. I don't know whose miscue that was, but I guess we got it figured out there at the end because we only had four over the wall later in the day. We were just trying to be smart for NASCAR just having four over instead of the allowed five. I had to go to the back there and then got a penalty for rough driving which I was just rolling out of the throttle to allow those guys to race and I veered to the left a little bit and got into the quarter panel of the 6 (Colin Braun) and wrecked him and the 16 (Brian Scott) on accident and it was my fault so we will have to let that one roll off our shoulders and try to go on and move into the next one. I'm sure they're not happy about it, but I'm not very happy about the 33 (Ron Hornaday, Jr.) and the Chevrolets having the advantage that they do and it's just frustrating to race against that. A guy that just pulls down to the bottom of the race track like that and drives by you is just insane and it happens every week. It happens at Charlotte, Atlanta, Texas -- every time we go to the race track. It's just very frustrating to have to race with those guys and I guess it's sort of how other people feel probably about us at JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) in the Nationwide Series. I don't know -- we'll have to just do our homework maybe."
Can you describe the restrictor plate on the trucks?
"We run restrictor plates in the Camping World Truck Series. It's a tapered spacer -- that's what they call it and it's smaller than what the Chevrolets do so it restricts more horsepower from us than it does the Chevrolets. We're down probably about 12 to 15 horsepower. It's even more on torque."
Did you have any tires left to battle Ron Hornaday at the end of the race?
"It didn't matter. I was babying it a little bit because I knew he was kind of further back there and just trying to bide my time and not trying to wreck anybody else or myself. Unfortunately he just blew right up through there. I have to watch the tape to see how fast he came, but he came so fast that I didn't even know he was behind me. I wasted a little bit of time with (Matt) Crafton there, but not a whole lot that would have held up our performance any. (Ron) Hornaday just took it -- he was gone."
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