BUSCH: Milwaukee: Krisiloff - Ford Saturday interview

Kyle Krisiloff, driver of the No. 14 Lilly/Walgreens Ford Fusion, makes his second start at The Milwaukee Mile in the NASCAR Busch Series. Krisiloff is tied with Juan Pablo Montoya for fourth in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year race, just 30...

Kyle Krisiloff, driver of the No. 14 Lilly/Walgreens Ford Fusion, makes his second start at The Milwaukee Mile in the NASCAR Busch Series. Krisiloff is tied with Juan Pablo Montoya for fourth in the Raybestos Rookie of the Year race, just 30 points behind leader David Ragan.

KYLE KRISILOFF -- No. 14 Lilly/Walgreens Ford Fusion

IN YOUR OPEN WHEEL DAYS, YOU SET THE RECORD AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO COME BACK IN A DIFFERENT CAR, IN A DIFFERENT SERIES? "It's typically been a good race track for me. My first time here was in an Atlantic car and it was a totally different run. I came here for the 2005 Busch race and was really fast, and then I raced the truck here in 2006. I think it was the best race that I qualified at all year. So, typically this has been one of my better tracks. We hope to get our Fusion running pretty good and use my history here to help the team set a good car for the race. I'm excited to come back here. We've always run well at Milwaukee. Next week [Loudon] is kind of similar to this track, then off to Daytona. So, hopefully we'll move up in points this week and make progress in the coming weeks."

THIS IS THE FIRST RACE WITH YOUR NEW SPONSOR. "Yes, it is. We are happy to have Lilly and Walgreens as our sponsor. We were in negotiations with them earlier this year and felt confident that they would sponsor our Ford Fusion. I think our team is a bit more comfortable now with a longer-term sponsorship. We are now able to do things that we were unable to do now that Lilly and Walgreens are on board. We still have a lot of work to do in building the team, but we are heading in the right direction. It's really hard for a first-year team to run a car and secure a solid sponsor. Things will hopefully get better since we have a long-term commitment. It is a relief to have them with us. It is a multi-year sponsorship and we're looking forward to working with them."

HOW DOES THE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURE AFFECT THE RACE? IT WILL BE WARMER IN THE MORNING FOR PRACTICE AND STEADILY COOL OFF BY RACE TIME. "The first time I came here, I didn't really pay attention to that. We ran really good in practice and then really bad in the race. So, I've learned that to be successful here, that you really need to be a little looser that you want in qualifying and then the car will tighten up in the race. I think everybody fights that. That's what we will work on today. Trying to get the Ford Fusion turning really good and just try to get it the best we can for the night time."

THIS IS A TRACK IS FLAT, HOW DOES THAT CHANGE THE SET-UP? "Ideally, you'd like to build your car a little different for a place like this. We've been able to do a few new things, some of the suspension stuff to get the car to turn a little better. It's a fun place; you just need to be patient here. I don't think it will hurt if you try to overdrive the car here. But, you have to be patient and be able to drive hard here, too."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya