Kyle Busch No. 18 NASCAR driver was quick to addresses the struggles of the team in 2020 after the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.
Busch’s second All-Star Race victory came up one position short Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, one of his sweet spots on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule. Instead, it was his most recent rival Chase Elliott taking home the 1million and the All-Star win.
“It’s tough. We’re struggling right now,” Busch said. “There’s just no speed in our race cars for some reason. I don’t know what’s going on. It seemed like tonight, even when we were mired in 10th, I was driving 110% just to maintain where the hell I was, not going forward. That’s usually not indicative of us, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota, whatever.
“It’s certainly been frustrating this year. It seems like any time I fall into a rhythm, I back up myself just a little bit to 90, 95%, I’m going backwards. I’m getting passed, slowing down. You can’t run at 100% all the time every lap. When you do, you start making mistakes. We’ve just been run into a lot this year, too. When we’ve had nothing happen, we get run into. Those are bad finishes, as well. I don’t know. We can chalk it up to a whole bunch of things. For lack of a better term is we’ve got to be faster.”
Busch has not had a winless season since his full-time Cup Series career began in 2005.