Indy ORP: Kyle Busch post race interview

KYLE BUSCH , No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Finishing Position: 2nd Do you think you had a winning car tonight? "We just didn't have a good car today. We fought it in practice. That's a good way to come home second...

KYLE BUSCH , No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 2nd

Do you think you had a winning car tonight?

"We just didn't have a good car today. We fought it in practice. That's a good way to come home second with everything we faced there we should've been further back. We should've fell back to fifth or sixth or something like that. We didn't give up there. We made one more stop than Carl (Edwards) did and tried to make our car better on adjustments but just didn't have it today. I feel like I know a couple of things that we missed on today and Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and I will try to make it better."

Are you proud of your team for having such great pit stops today?

"The guys on pit road have been flawless on pit road all year and it comes down to that sometimes and this year it might come down to that. We've got such competitive cars and we're both talented drivers but sometimes it will be pit road and other times it might be contact on the race track."

Did the track get slicker as the night went on or was it the cars?

"Carl (Edwards) -- I don't know what his car was like but mine was just tight all night. I just didn't have a front end that would turn. I was trying to do what I could sometimes to turn it with the rear coming off the corner but I had some help too with the right front headlight of the 60 (Carl Edwards). It's good, hard racing and I'm proud to come home second but unfortunately it's a second."

What were those last laps like when you were battling with Carl Edwards?

"It was a tough, hard fought battle. We had what we had and we gave it all we could and we came up short. He (Carl Edwards) was better than us all night and he proved it driving by us on the run before and just getting to my inside all of the time and if my car was as good as his I should've been able to stay ahead of him or drive away."

-credit: toyota motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing