BUSCH: Kansas: Wood post-race interivew

JON WOOD - No. 47 Clorox Taurus - Top rookie Press Conference "It was pretty surprising for Kansas with a lot of cautions, but, overall, we really did have an awesome car. We ran in the top eight the entire race and it's easier to run up ...

JON WOOD - No. 47 Clorox Taurus - Top rookie
Press Conference

"It was pretty surprising for Kansas with a lot of cautions, but, overall, we really did have an awesome car. We ran in the top eight the entire race and it's easier to run up front and stay out of trouble. I'm just really excited. This place is very special. As I was talking about yesterday, I did get my first Truck Series win here, so to come back and run well in the Busch car is nothing any less."

DID WINNING THE TRUCK RACE GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE TODAY?

"It did and also testing here last week was a big plus for us. We were really fast in the test, as was Truex and Clint Bowyer, so we were about like they were and I felt really good coming into this race that we would be fast. I didn't know we would be this good, but had we done a few things differently I think we could have had a little bit better track position at the end and maybe could have done a little bit better, but, all in all, we had a really good car."

ANY QUESTION THAT YOU WOULD PIT AT THE END?

"We were in one of those cut-throat spots - right when you're eighth to 12th. Everybody behind you is gonna pit, but you can lose that track position and not make it up, or you can stay there and get passed by everybody. It's such a controversial call and we elected to do two tires - kind of halfway in between - so we had mediocre track position at the very end and a couple of people got to racing each other too hard and we were just able to get by them."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Clint Bowyer