NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES WEEKLY TOP 10 Behind the Hauler Chat with Kyle Busch KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOG'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS: What are you feeling going in to tomorrow's race? "You're going to see an exciting one, I'm sure. This is one of...
NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES WEEKLY TOP 10
Behind the Hauler Chat with Kyle Busch
KYLE BUSCH, NO. 5 KELLOG'S CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SS:
What are you feeling going in to tomorrow's race? "You're going to see an exciting one, I'm sure. This is one of those races where there are no points on the line and it's all about money. We're going to go out and race our hearts out and the guys are saying the same thing on pit road. We're not going to have to set up the car for a long run; we're not going to have to go 600 miles so everyone's going to be looking for the spurts and how quick they can go in a 30-lap run.
Are you trying to come up with some sort of strategy? "It's kind of difficult any time you try to plan for anything. Any little plan diversion will throw you off. Anytime you try to set up a particular schedule about something and it goes wrong then you're just completely different anyway so we're just going to go out there and play it by ear and see how it goes. If you can start second from the pole, obviously that's what you want to be able do. Go out there and in clean air leave everybody behind but that's always tough.
What do you think of non-points races? "Yeah, they're cool, I mean, it's fun. This is the second one of the year. You have the Bud Shootout but this race here is pretty fun because it's at Charlotte and I enjoy this place. I love running here. The tires are a little bit harder this year - I'm not a fan of those, but everybody's in the same scenario. So we just have to be better than all the rest.
On fuel cell change? "Yeah, a lot of what this weekend is going to be about is a test session for next weekend. Hopefully they'll come back and do another test and change some rules and tires before the 500 in the fall."
How comfortable are you with the tires and track? "I'm pretty comfortable with the track; I like that. I'm not a fan of the tires but we're all running on the same stuff so like I said, we just have to be as good as anybody else?
What kind of racing do you expect this week as opposed to next week? "This weekend it's all out; you go for the win! Second place is the first loser. Next week's a points race so you want to make sure you're around for the finish of it. It's 600 miles, an endurance race. You have to set your car up for the long run; you've got to make sure you have everything right."
What do you think of your brother donating a million dollars to Kyle Petty's camp? "It's awesome, I mean, what else can you say about it? He's obviously started his foundation and has a lot of feelings for the kids and sports and sportsmanship. To donate a million dollars to the Victory Junction Gang Camp and wanting to develop some sort of sports facility I think is awesome."