Kyle Busch On Daytona 500 [VIDEO EXCLUSIVE]
Kyle Busch, the racecar driver for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series, currently holds the records for most race wins in a season across the top three NASCAR series with 24 wins and also for the most wins in all three of NASCAR’s national touring series combined with 126. On the eve of Daytona 2014, Busch spoke to Uinterview about the increasing number of wrecks this season. “Well, I think the closing rate is different. You know, these cars are a little bit different than the ones we had last year even though the only thing we changed was a half inch of spoiler on the back of the car,” he told Uinterview. “We raised it a half inch, so you know the closing rateâs different. The amount that the car speeds up to the car in front of it or once it gets there slows down and then the car behind it runs into it so a lot of accordion action going on and just a lot of guys aren’t quite ready for that.”
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Yeah, we're pretty excited about it, you know? It's the start of a new season 2014 for NASCAR and what better way than America's favorite nut being onboard our M&Ms' Camry. So um it's a pretty special scheme you know only one in 100 peanuts is lucky enough to make it into a bag of M&Ms and you know it's obviously, I never knew that, but it's obviously a great thing to be onboard with the M&Ms car. They're a great ambassador for our sport and they do such amazing things for our team. And, I look forward to carrying these colors to victory lane, nothing better than that.
Yeah, couple guys got together and one guy spun out in between three and four nose hit into the wall and then a bigger crash a few minutes later down the front stretch, where a car got upside down actually. So everybody was okay thankfully. Nobody got injured so that was ok, but just some, just some weird things going on in practice and weird situations that happen and nothing that anybody meant to do at all or anything just kind of accident things that were freak incidences, but you know hopefully none of that happens tonight in the Budweiser Duals.
Well, I think the closing rates is different. You know, these cars are a little bit different than the ones we had last year even though the only thing we changed was a half inch of spoiler on the back of the car. We raised it a half inch, so you know the closing rate's different. The amount that the car speeds up to the car in front of it or once it gets there slows down and then the car behind it runs into it so a lot of accordion action going on and just a lot of guys aren't quite ready for that and um the side draft is kind of awkward too where the closer you get to the side of the car it really slows that guy down and the guy behind it may not be ready for it so that's where you get some of these accidents where you know cars running into each other.
Nah, I think it's fine. It's just a little bit of getting used to. We wreck this, we wreck like this all the time you know we did this down here last year as well, too. Nobody, it was the first year for this car; it was way different than years past and so nobody was really use to it, and we wrecked quite a bit then. I thought people would figure it out by now, but seems like we still don't quite get it.
I think the key to surviving is being in front of it, first and foremost. But, from there if youÃ¢re not in front of it, uh hopefully thereÃ¢s a hole for you to fit through and squeeze through and um sometimes it has a lot to do with braking and sometimes it has a lot to do with just staying in the gas and driving through it, for as crazy as that sounds you know. But, thereÃ¢s too many different ways and scenarios to work out.
Yeah, I think itâs alright, you know I donât have any problems with it. I think itâs just a number. Although Dale Earnhardt Sr. did make the number famous, it was a number in the sport itâs been a number in life, heck, itâs the third one you write down when youâre going through the numbers of the world so you know Dale Earnhardt he had the number eight, he had the number 15 before he even became the number three. Richard Childress was the car owner of the number three car; he had guys driving it before Dale Earnhardt, like Ricky Rudd, like Richard Childress himself drove it, who won races in it. But, you know itâs the grandkids if the grandkids want to run that number than more power to âem. Theyâre running grandpaâs number because thatâs the number that he, he always had.
Yeah, I already did my part there. I already wore what I needed to wear so unfortunately I'm a Broncos fan. They lost the Super Bowl, and you know, I had to go out and buy the Seahawks jersey and hat and wear it down here for a couple days during Speed Week, so got it done, got it out of the way so uh now I get to just wear my America's favorite nut t-shirt here [points to shirt] and look forward to the rest of the week down here in Daytona with M&Ms' colors.