Kyle Busch: Racing at Bristol is 'kind of an art'
"It's just kind of really worked well together. It's a fun place We grew up at the Bullring (in Las Vegas) … not as banked as Bristol, but I love going and racing at Winchester (Ind.) and at Slinger (Wis.) -- Salem (Ind.) -- those are all really high banked race tracks that are half-mile in distance, or a quarter. You go down the straightaway and you slam it into the corners and you mash the gas and you kind of sling right back out of the corners. It's kind of an art. Some guys are\ really good at it/ You can definitely snap that string pretty quick."
BACK TRACK TO BROOKLYN:
In the two races over the weekend at Michigan International Speedway, Toyota drivers earned a total of five top-10 finishes. Camry drivers Clint Bowyer (seventh) and Martin Truex Jr. (10th) registered top-10 finishes in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race, while Dakoda Armstrong (third), Parker Kligerman (fourth) and Kurt Busch (ninth) earned top-10 results in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race.
A MOMENT FOR MONTREAL: Camry drivers Michael McDowell and Kyle Busch earned top-10 finishes in Saturday afternoon's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. McDowell crossed the finish line sixth and Busch recorded a 10th-place result in the 81-lap event on the 2.71-mile, 14-turn road course. Driving a Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Camry, McDowell earned his fifth top-10 performance for JGR in just five starts this year.
TOP-FIVE TRUEX: In his last two starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Truex has earned two top-five finishes -- second in August 2011 and third in March 2012. With only three races remaining before this year's 'Chase for the Sprint Cup,' Truex is also poised in the sixth position in the NSCS point standings and set to make the first Chase appearance for Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) since the team's inception in 2007.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS): After 23 races, Martin Truex Jr. is sixth in the series point standings, trailing leader Greg Biffle by 60 points … Clint Bowyer (seventh) and Denny Hamlin (10th) also rank in the top-10 … Busch sits third while Joey Logano ranks sixth among 'wild card' candidates for the Chase championship playoff … For mechanic and jack man Tony Cardamone, racing at Bristol is a trip down memory lane … Cardamone spent several years living with his family in nearby Bristol, Va., and is now part of the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Camry team … Busch has earned every victory Camry has claimed at Bristol Motor Speedway in both NSCS and NNS competition with six total between the two series between 2009 and 2011 and also became the first driver in NASCAR history to sweep all three NASCAR races at the same track on the same weekend back in 2010.