Toyota NCWTS Kansas Kyle Busch Victory Lane Quotes – 5.12.17

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Toyota Post-Race Recap

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS)

Kansas Speedway

Race 4 of 23 – 250.5 miles, 167 laps

Friday, May 12, 2017


 

  • Toyota Tundra driver Kyle Busch captured his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory of 2017 in Fridaynight’s Toyota Tundra 250.
  • Busch won all three stages at Kansas Speedway after starting from the  10th starting position and led 91 laps (of 167).

 

 

KYLE BUSCH, No. 51 Cessna Toyota Tundra, Kyle Busch Motorsports

Finishing Position: 1st

“Thanks, you know this was a great win for us, but really it’s a terrible loss for Ben Rhodes. He had this race won. I was trying everything I could to catch him and run him back down. I could gain a little bit on him and then I’d lose a little bit on him and just kind of went back and forth a little bit. That’s a Rowdy Manufacturing chassis and a KBM body on the 27 (Ben Rhodes) truck so we knew it was going to be tough to beat and it was fast and he was one of the guys we had to race with all night long. He did a phenomenal job. It’s a tough one to lose that way, I know, because I’ve lost them that way as well. But for him to be racing against us and to be doing an awesome job, man, he raced me clean. He did a great job. He got by me. No issues there with lapped traffic and stuff like that. He did a really good race, so it was fun. It’s cool to see young guys like that have great opportunities and to be fast and to make the most of it. It was a battle there, but this Cessna Tundra prevailed and we got to victory lane ourselves. Great job by (crew chief) Bono Manion, everyone on this No. 51 team. This Cessna truck was fast and can’t say enough about NOS Energy Drink, Rowdy Manufacturing, Incredible Bank, all of our partners at KBM.”

 

Describe the emotions running in second after leading most of the race and thinking another win might have gotten away from you.

“No, that’s a fact. You’re right, I didn’t think about that. It was going to be another one to get away from this. I don’t know what I needed to do and try to get to the luck bank somewhere and buy some, but I can’t find any. Maybe it’s here at Kansas, who knows. We did the same thing here a couple years, winning the truck race. We won the Cup race last year, so feel like we got a good handle on this place at least when the lights turn on. Really looking forward to tomorrow. Our M&M’s Camry has been fast. I screwed up trying to get too much and going for the pole and lost it there so – man it’s just a lot of mistakes. Little ones here or there. My part, maybe a pit crew guy, maybe Adam (Stevens, crew chief), whoever it may be, we just got to put all the pieces together. It’s such a fickle business, man. We know how hard these things are to win, so glad to get one tonight.”

 

Did you learn anything about the track tonight that you can use for tomorrow?

“Yeah, no doubt. From where we practiced yesterday and kind of the sun in the morning session – or early afternoon session – to when the lights turned on tonight, you know our truck was really good. It was really fast. The things that we did overnight was really a positive for us, but the way the track kind of came to us, really like running here at night. It kind of just feeds me a little bit, I think. You know that might be trouble for the rest of them tomorrow.”

 

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