Kyle Busch On NASCAR Wild Card Hunt: We're Racing Jeff Gordon

Kyle Busch, 15th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings and 12 points out of a wild card spot, says he and his team have a "win or bust" mentality over the next five races until the Chase.

"Finishing second, third or fourth isn't going to get us anywhere," Busch said after qualifying second for Sunday's Watkins Glen race.

Busch has some good tracks coming up where he could get a win, including Bristol and Richmond, but he's most interested in winning at the Glen.

"This is the next one on the (schedule) and this is one I like to run well at," he said. "I've won here before and I put it on my list every year to try to compete and run up front and win this thing. Hopefully we can achieve that. ... You do that, and we'll have that second win for the wild card."

Will two wins be enough? Busch said "three (wins) is a lock," but two could be enough to make it if he stays in front of drivers like Jeff Gordon.

He mentioned Gordon specifically rather than Ryan Newman or teammate Joey Logano because he considers the No. 24 team to be the biggest threat to win another race.

"If we pass him back in points, obviously, that'll get us back in the Chase," he said. "But he runs really, really well and Atlanta and Bristol, too. There's an opportunity for him to get another win. If he gets two and we're in front of him in points with only one win, then he's in and we're out."

And if all else fails, Busch has another strategy.

"All I can say is get a horseshoe and jam it up your you-know-what and you'll be alright," he said.

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