Pocono II: Kyle Busch preview

M&M's Team Notes of Interest * Kyle Busch maintains a 253-point advantage in the points standings over second-place Dale Earnhardt, Jr. * With his NNS win at ORP last week, Kyle set a new record for the most combined wins in a season...

M&M's Team Notes of Interest

* Kyle Busch maintains a 253-point advantage in the points standings over second-place Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

* With his NNS win at ORP last week, Kyle set a new record for the most combined wins in a season (15) across NASCAR's top three divisions, breaking the previous mark of 14 set by Kevin Harvick in 2001.

* Kyle's previous trip to Pocono resulted in his worst finish of the 2008 season (43rd) and his only DNF.

* Kyle has four consecutive top-10 starts at Pocono Raceway, dating back to the August 2006 race.

* Kyle Busch will be available to attending media members at the No. 18 M&M's transporter at 1:40pm EDT on Friday, August 1st.

Busch Quotes for week leading up to the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway

Are you looking forward to returning to Pocono Raceway?

"A little bit. We had a horrible race the last time we were there. It was our worst finish of the year so far. Can't get much worse than 43rd I guess. But I feel like we had a fairly decent car before our wreck. We were coming through the field and making up some ground. We might be able to work off that to be competitive there again this time around. So for that reason I am looking forward to getting back and putting that last Pocono race behind us."

How much did last week's performance affect your race team as you look towards the Chase?

"I don't think it really affected us much at all. I mean, it wasn't a fun race, that's for sure. It was a long day. But at this point all that matters to us are wins and trophies. With the position we're in, that's what we're focused on. Just earning as many of those bonus points as we can by the time we get to New Hampshire. Obviously we're not looking to go out there and be reckless and do something stupid. There's something to be said for carrying some momentum into the Chase. That's what Jimmie (Johnson) and those 48 guys were able to do last year. We've had some bumps in the road this season but this M&M's team has been pretty resilient. We've just got to rebound and make sure that 48 team doesn't pick up too much steam."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Kevin Harvick , Kyle Busch