Kyle Busch "Very Disappointed" in Qualifying Attempt

Jim BobCorrespondent IMay 21, 2009

CONCORD, NC - MAY 21:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, stands in the garage prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 on May 21, 2009 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Most drivers would be overjoyed with a second-place qualifying effort at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Not Kyle Busch.

After Busch's qualifying lap, he said that he was very disappointed in the effort, and that the lap wasn't what he and his team wanted.

"I'm very disappointed,” Busch said.  “It really just wasn't what we expected.  I had a great [turns] one and two.  The car really stuck down there well.  We messed up [turns] three and four trying to make sure I got down to the bottom of the race track. 

"I got down there too soon and had to pinch the car in the center and slowed it down.  I didn't get to keep my momentum through the corners.  All in all, it was a good run for the M&M's Toyota.  I just wish we could've been a little bit better."

Busch, who turned in a lap of 28.684 seconds, said that it's hard to beat Ryan Newman, who recorded his 44th-career pole and eighth at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

“It's hard to beat 'Flying Ryan' [Newman],” continued Busch.  “We'll take that I guess and see what we can get in practice on Saturday for the 600."

Busch was 10th on the speed charts after the first practice session of the weekend Thursday afternoon.  He will take to the track again at 2:45 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. EST for the remaining practice sessions on Saturday.