Kyle Busch “looks forward to coming back with a fast Camry” after Michigan, which was a hit-or-miss stretch for the No. 18 team

Kyle Bush
Kyle Bush

The NASCAR Cup Series will take to the track Brooklyn in which Michigan International expressway for the 23rd round of the cup race. With just four more races left this season, it’s high time for the Cup Series drivers to up their game and the Michigan race could be the last chance for a large group of drivers to secure a playoff spot , as the remaining races begin Richmond, daytona at Watkin’s Glen are usually dominated by the big teams.

Although it’s not among the tracks where Toyota typically dominates the field like any other track, “maybe not Daytona”, Kyle Bush the two-time cup winner of Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the sure contenders to win the race. The veteran’s chances at the two-mile course appear high considering that, although he’s only had one win at the course to date, he came back in 2011 when he beat seven-time Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson for the win surpassed.

That No. 18 Toyota The rider is certainly not at his best as his only win to date came at Bristol where he was lucky to finish first, Tyler Reddick and Hunt Briscoe, crashed out so a convincing win before the start of the playoffs could do him great good. The upcoming cup races in Michigan and then Richmond next week are the best places to look for a win as the other two road races offer less chance for him given his road course form.

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Find out what Kyle Busch had to say about his Michigan outing

Kyle Bush
Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs

Discussing what to expect at the track, Kyle Busch acknowledged that Michigan was a hit-or-miss track. He added that shortly after his super cool win on the track’s old pavement he started struggling afterwards on the new track but was able to return to good results as the track returned to more side-by-side racing.

Michigan has been a hit-or-miss place for us. I remember winning the last race on the old pavement, which was super cool. Right after the pavement it got stuck in lane number two where everyone wanted to run. But after a few years we had to do more side-by-side races and I ended up stringing together some solid results‘ said Kyle Bush.

He acknowledged that he is excited to make it to the race and acknowledged that the Ford team’s dominance of the track could be challenged with the next generation car saying: “I look forward to getting back there in a speedy Interstate Batteries Camry. The Fords have been strong there in recent years, but you don’t know who will be this year with that new NextGen car“.

When Kyle Busch was asked what makes Michigan so special compared to the other tracks, he pointed out that unlike Daytona or Talledega, Michigan is all about speed, with its medium lean angles that demand from the drivers to be fast on the track. He suggested that the speed at which drivers can go down the straights depends on how fast they exit corners.

Michigan is just a 2 mile speedway, it’s not like a Daytona and Talladega where it has the bank like those tracks, but it’s a medium bank so it’s all about speed. You just have to be quick and ready to go through the corner quickly. The faster you can get through the corners, the better you’ll be on the straightsadded Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch pointed out that this change is a consequence of the change in Cup Series philosophy that occurred when straight line speed and core speed were given similar preferences, saying: “That’s just a product that we all understand. A couple of years ago we were trying to get the better speed on the straight and that didn’t do us so well in the corners, so we revised our philosophy a bit to get out of the corner as well as on the straight“.

Kyle Busch added that the No. 18 will continue to figure out what they can do to develop further this season, and while the Michigan track setup doesn’t offer anything for the playoffs, it’s more of a track that’s best for the team requires. He pointed out that in recent years they have focused on the track and made some improvements there.

We’re just trying to figure out what we can do to move forward and get better there. The setup there isn’t what we race during the playoffs, so it’s really just a track that we have to go to and do our best… We’ve focused on that track for the last couple of years and we’ve won . We’ve certainly made improvements‘” explained Kyle Busch.

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