Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's/Cheez-It Impala SS, met with members of the media and discussed tracks he has success at in the Chase, the Talladega test, preparing for the Chase, Gibbs moving to Toyota, how intense the race will be, what he can carry...
Kyle Busch, No. 5 Kellogg's/Cheez-It Impala SS, met with members of the media and discussed tracks he has success at in the Chase, the Talladega test, preparing for the Chase, Gibbs moving to Toyota, how intense the race will be, what he can carry over from practice for qualifying, football, learning about Interstate Batteries, on his preparation for this year's Chase versus last year, racing at Richmond and this race in particular, how important it is for stars to be in the Chase, what he gained from being in the Chase last year, his chances, whether the new car will play a big role in the Chase, on being in shape, on being locked into the Chase and getting bonus points and his experience in the Chase.
Select quotes from driver interview:
WILL THE TALLADEGA TEST BE A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE CHASE? "No, that doesn't have anything to do with it. It's just trying to go there and get situated with the new car and get everybody on the same page with what's going on and what NASCAR expects, how their tech process is going to work. It's bigger things for the teams than it is really for us drivers. We've been used to running that wicker package before and taking it off and running some different things with restrictor plates. Going to Talladega is just going to be, the biggest thing, about finding a plate size we can all be happy with and we can put on a good race with along with the wicker bill, probably, putting it on top of the wing."
WHY DO YOU RUN SO WELL HERE? "When I came here for my first time, I left here absolutely hating this place and now I've always run well in a Cup car for whatever reason. My worst finish is fifth. The Busch Series has been pretty good to me; we sat on the pole and won my first race here ever. We've also had some really good runs. I guess it's just kind of grown on me and I'm getting more accustomed to it."
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM BEING IN THE CHASE ONCE BEFORE? "You've experience it and you've been there before and it's just frustrating because you start off so bad and you just keep going worse. This year you can just do what you know how to do, do what we've done the past 10 races or whatever it's been that we've been running strong. Our worst finish, I think, is 13th or 17th. Just kind of hopefully keep the momentum rolling."
-credit: gm racing