Kyle Busch: "Now Those Guys Know How I Feel All the Time"

Mary Jo BuchananSenior Writer IJune 27, 2009

Having experienced race after race where he finished second after having a dominant car, Kyle Busch was finally able to pull off a win. 

Busch headed to Victory Lane to claim the trophy in the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax at the New Hampshire Speedway.

"It was a smart, well thought out race for us," Busch said. "There at the end we were just a little bit better than Joey and we beat him."

"It's good to bring home another Joe Gibbs one, two," Busch declared of the finish of himself and teammate Joey Logano.

Crew chief Jason Ratcliff echoed Busch's sentiments saying, "I told all the guys at the end that this was like the first one; it was that exciting." 

Ratcliff continued, "We were top five from the beginning, we had good pit stops and he was patient," Ratcliff said of his feisty driver.

Busch admitted, "This is just one of those race tracks that doesn't suit me so well.  I just can't seem to get around here."

"I'm trying to get better at this place and understand what it takes to get better," Busch said. "Fortunately we were able to make it the best there at the end and win this thing."

Busch talked about his frustration in previous races when he got out front but then was not able to seal the deal as he did in New Hampshire this afternoon. 

"We get out front, we get content, and then we don't make the changes."

"If I push my car all the time, you're scared to lap the field because then NASCAR will throw a caution," Busch said laughing.

"When it's time to go and run faster lap times than the guys behind you, it's hard to do because those guys have been working on their cars all along," Busch said. 

Busch acknowledged that exact scenario played out last week at Milwaukee when Carl Edwards was able to run him down for the win.

The driver of the No. 18 Z-Line Designs Team Toyota also said he was concerned most of the race about his battery. 

"Halfway through the race, I had to switch to two," Busch said, meaning his second battery.

At the end he was not running any brake cooling or tire cooling, which made it very difficult for him to weave his way through the lapped traffic.  Because of those issues, Logano was able to catch up to Busch.

But in the end, Busch was able to hold off any other challengers to take the checkered flag.  He is now the 23rd different driver to win 23 races at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

When told about the continuation of the streak, Busch said, "That's pretty cool.  Not a lot of race tracks can say that."

The top 10 finishers for the New Hampshire Nationwide race were as follows:

1.   Kyle Busch

2.   Joey Logano

3.   Brad Keselowski

4.   Mike Bliss

5.   Kevin Harvick

6.   Carl Edwards

7.   Greg Biffle

8.   Scott Speed

9.   Erick Darnell

10.  Jason Leffler

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