Kyle Busch Finishes Third at New Hampshire KYLE BUSCH, No. 15 Freedom Grill/Team Davis Dirt Racing Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 3rd: "It was exciting racing, which is what the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is. It was a lot of fun out ...
Kyle Busch Finishes Third at New Hampshire
KYLE BUSCH, No. 15 Freedom Grill/Team Davis Dirt Racing Silverado, Qualified 9th, Finished 3rd:
"It was exciting racing, which is what the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is. It was a lot of fun out there; it was just a good day for our Chevy Silverado with the Freedom Grill on the hood. It was a lot of fun to race with these guys again, and come out when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. My truck, you know, on the restarts was just really loose, and it took it about ten laps to come in, and it was one of the fastest trucks, but track position is everything. We showed it there after the pit stop when everyone got bottled up in traffic, and we were able to pull away and lead. Overall, it was just a good day for us and for Billy Ballew Motorsports."
ON WHAT HE LEARNED FOR CUP RACE TOMORROW:
"There was a couple of different ways to learn how to pass, and how to learn how to race it a little bit, and get high in the corners. We made a few adjustments to the truck that helped it a little bit, but nothing that hit on anything that we needed to hit on. Tomorrow, my Nextel Cup car is set-up quite a bit differently, but we can work on something tomorrow.
"If we could have gone straight green there we would have won the thing. But you can't count on that all the time, and especially there towards the end. We probably would have needed a 35-40 lap run in order to catch them guys back. It was fun for us, and I had a good tome running it, but I really wanted to win it for these guys. We will have to go on and see where we are racing it again, I think Texas is it, but we will see if something else gets thrown in the mix.
"I learned where the racing groove is, how it was and where it went and what changed high, low, bottom of the race track. What exactly we needed to do to shoot off the corners. The Toyotas seemed to have a lot more torque out there today compared to our Chevrolet motor, they were really gettin it down the straight aways. Overall we made some air pressure changes as well as wedge and trak bar. I will take these notes back to Alan (Gustafson, crew chief No. 5 Kellogg's Monte Carlo SS) and let him know exactly where it hit, on exactly what part of the race track where the adjustments worked the best.
"In the Cup series tomorrow I think you will see a little more give and take than you saw today, especially among the Chase competitors. "It is a pretty good tire for here Goodyear brought. Especially for the long runs. If guys are going to short pit, they aren't going to be much faster after 10 laps because once they have the initial fall-off, everybody will be running pretty much the same speeds."
ON WHAT LOYALTIES COME IN TO PLAY TOWARD THE END OF A RACE:
"It is more about the person than anything else. If I didn't like Toyotas, I would have wrecked him (Mike Skinner) but I like Mike Skinner so I let him live and we went on to finish the race."
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