After capturing the checkered flag south of the border, Kyle Busch had this to say:
Kyle Busch : "It was a good run for us. We had a great race out there. You know, some pit strategy played into it somewhat there towards the middle and towards the end of the race in what was going to happen. We weren’t exactly sure which way to go, but we stuck to our plan. What we had originally anticipated on which was to pit at lap 12, pit at lap 44 to 46 and try to go the rest of the way from there. We had a caution there at the end, and when we had a green checkered flag, Marcus was pretty good at coming up there. Fortunately, I built up a bit of a lead there, where I could hold him off. And I got by Pruitt there with a little mistake he made getting into turn four and smoking the tire. From there on out it was a sort of smooth sailing. (I was) just trying to bide my time, hit my marks, and make sure that I didn’t screw up any in order to come home with a victory."
Q. This is your first win on a road course. Can you talk about that – racing in this format?
A. Obviously, being able to win my first race on a road course is pretty special anytime. It’s fun to be able to win to be able to win on a road course, because there’s only certain guys that tend to be able to do it. We should have had some better finishes at Watkins Glen in the Cup car a couple of times. I had a shot to win there a couple of years ago. Finally, to be able to get a win on a road course means a lot. It shows I’m capable of winning anywhere, I guess, so that’s pretty cool.
Q. You’ve won three of these races in a row. Have you done anything different in these last three races compared to the first six of the season?
A. "A little bit. I think there’s been more patience in these three races…which is sort of proving dividends, I guess Fortunately in these three races we’ve been pretty much mistake free. The guys on pit row have been awesome. They’ve been flawless each week and here again today, they were pretty good at getting us out and getting us a gap built up on the pit stops, even though cautions were thrown. All in all, it’s just down to smart racing and being able to be smooth and having a good car. Everybody thinks we’re cheating or doing something, but when it comes down to it, this Joe Gibbs Racing Team is just pretty up on top of their game, and myself, I’ve been on top of the wheel. With those two combinations put together, it’s hard to beat."