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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Bank of America 500

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Bank of America 500

Kyle Busch
October 16, 2010


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA

KERRY THARP: We will role into our post-race for tonight's Bank of America 500. Our race runner-up is Kyle Busch, he drives the No. 18 M&M's Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kyle, your thoughts about tonight's performance.
KYLE BUSCH: It was a really great race for us. The car was phenomenal all night, one of our best cars we've ever had. And being able to drive through people, get up back towards the front and stuff at a difficult racetrack to pass at and everything, this was a great run, a surprising run; the run that is we are supposed to have and the runs we are supposed to make happen.
You know, it was a great feeling there all up until about 20 to go when we got a caution and then got beat on the caution and then in the ensuing laps to the end. Just very, very frustrating.
I can't say enough about all of my guys and everybody that works, as hard as they work and do such a great job that they do. It's just very, very frustrating and you know, I apologize to everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing for just not being able to bring it home tonight. Apparently didn't have the right adjustment in the car at the end. Perfect example, two nights in a row, didn't quite find what it took last night into tonight.

Q. What are you more frustrated with, the caution, or the restart?
KYLE BUSCH: Both. I don't know what the caution was for. You know, apparently there was a mouse that ran across the racetrack or something.
And the restart, just trying to get going there, Jamie got a good restart, and I don't know if he got pushed from Jimmie or not, but he had a good run, good momentum getting into turn one. Then I got there and my car pushed up to the racetrack and got to the plate and he was already gone, nothing I could do. Couldn't even stay to his outside even.

Q. What was going on with your throttle early in the race?
KYLE BUSCH: It was sticking for some reason, not sure wise. We have had a cable drive system I have not liked since I came to Joe Gibbs Racing, I don't know what happened to the mechanism but something apparently got wedged in there for a while and I was able to work it free. It came back to normal. Took it, about, I don't know, 50 laps or some, but got it back normal.
KERRY THARP: Thank you, we'll see you next week.



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