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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Ford 200

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Ford 200

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series: Ford 200

Kyle Busch
November 16, 2007


HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA

a THE MODERATOR: We have in here our runner up for tonight's race, Kyle Busch. Kyle drives the #51 Miccosukee Resorts Chevrolet Truck. Kyle, talk about your run and your thoughts about the race tonight.
KYLE BUSCH: Well, the biggest thing was just in the beginning of the race we were horrible, and absolutely couldn't even run 20th or anything like that. Just a really bad beginning for us, but we were able to come in the pits and make some adjustments on it and caught that caution luckily when we had just about come down Pit Road with fuel, tires and everything and we got everybody a lap down being able to stay out like we did.
That was our saving grace. We came in and made some more adjustments to the truck and all the adjustments really seemed to help and free it up. We were just battling really tight. Just being able to make those adjustments, got us out front and got us out in clean air and we were able to pull away from everybody, keep it up there, battling Harvick right there for a while, but just disappointed in NASCAR's decision there to throw a caution at the end of the race there with a truck that got real sideways. I don't think it was any worse than what Greg Biffle or Kyle Busch ever do. It's really sad that they threw a caution for a truck that didn't even spin out, all it did was make a little bit of a smoke show. It cost us the race.
Johnny had a better truck than we did and was able to prove it there at the end in those final two laps, he got by us, but we'll build some new ones for next year and try and get back after him again.

Q. What happened on that last lap? It looked like you just got it to the wall, or just when they threw the caution what was going through your mind and what happened with the truck?
KYLE BUSCH: Well, when they threw the caution I was wondering what it was for because I didn't see anything on the racetrack. I saw the replay of a truck that got real sideways off turn 4 and just laid a little bit of smoke down but didn't spin out or anything like that, so I was pretty disappointed. I mean, not necessarily angry, but devastated that NASCAR would throw a caution like that. But I guess it's in the interest of safety and they wanted to check everything out and make sure it was all good.
There in that last restart I got a good jump, but Johnny was able to get his truck lower on the corner than mine, mine was just too tight, and was able to power past us, and there in that last lap going into 3 and 4 I just held it wide open, I didn't care if I ran through the wall and went out in the parking lot, I was just going to try to win the race.
THE MODERATOR: Thank you, good luck. Appreciate it.



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