Kyle Busch spoke with NCBSN after a heated day at Michigan and looks ahead to the second leg of the Cup Series doubleheader.
Busch hopes for a much-needed win in the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season came so close Saturday at Michigan International Speedway — as close as the paper-thin distance between his car and Kevin Harvick’s in their late-race contest at the front of the pack.
Busch’s No. 18 Toyota ride drifted up the track near Turn 4 retaining wall as Harvick grabbed the lead for the final time in the 148th of 161 laps in the FireKeepers Casino 400. Busch recovered after sliding back to ninth place, rallying to a fifth-place result at the checkered flag.
‘”We should have finished second I guess or maybe one but top five it is” Kyle Busch stated after the race
“I don‘t know. Definitely got loose. Don‘t know whether it was contact or just air,” said Busch, who led four laps as he secured his ninth top-five finish of the season. “Definitely got loose and had to chase it and catch it. Thankfully, kept it out of the fence. We were able to salvage a fifth. Felt like we had a good second-place car today. The M&M‘s Fudge Brownie Toyota Camry was fast. Just nowhere near his level of fast.”
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Busch will get another opportunity to end his winless streak in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 (4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).