Watkins Glen: Truex Jr - Friday media visit

Martin Truex, Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, met with members of the media and discussed his chances for Watkins Glen, his chances for getting into the Chase, the tracks in the Chase, taking risks, Kyle Busch going to Joe Gibbs...

Martin Truex, Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, met with members of the media and discussed his chances for Watkins Glen, his chances for getting into the Chase, the tracks in the Chase, taking risks, Kyle Busch going to Joe Gibbs Racing, who he would have as a teammate, the DEI/Ginn Racing merger, preparation for this race, Robby Gordon, what it takes to be competitive, the new car at road courses, his approach to the Chase and having accidents during practice.

Select quotes from driver interview:

WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO KYLE BUSCH JOINING JOE GIBBS RACING NEXT YEAR? "It's the decision he had to make. I'm not sure what his feelings were about what DEI was or what it could be but I think it can be and will be. That's his decision and it's something he's got to live with. We'll be happy either way."

ARE YOU OKAY WITH EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED WITH THE DEI/GINN RACING MERGER? "Absolutely. I'm real happy with the way everything's went so far. Everything looks really promising as far as helping the team for the future and that's what it's all about. I'm looking forward to being around here for a long time."

IS NASCAR BECOMING A SPORT WHERE IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY, YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE? "Well, obviously you've got to have the money. To be competitive on a consistent basis you've got to be, I think, one of the bigger teams. It's just what it's come to, I think. We've put so much effort into building speed away from the race track - engines, cars, engineering. Without that stuff it's just hard to compete with the big teams."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Martin Truex Jr. , Kyle Busch
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing