Kyle Busch Interview Atlanta
Kyle Busch Interview – Atlanta Motorsports Park Undergoing a Makeover
Kyle Busch is one of the most popular NASCAR drivers in the modern era. He’s won a number of races at Atlanta Motorsports Park, a track he has competed at many times. In addition, the Busch family founded the Kyle Busch Foundation, which provides essential tools for less fortunate children.
This weekend, the Cup Series will return to Atlanta. However, the track is undergoing a makeover, with a new look, banking and a much wider surface. The new package is designed to facilitate more pack racing. Moreover, the track is shorter than Daytona International Speedway, which will help to increase the number of lead changes.
Kyle Busch is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, and he has a couple of notable accomplishments in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Most notably, he is the only driver to win all three NASCAR touring series in the same weekend, at Bristol and Bristol Motor Speedway in 2010.
While the new banking and wider surface of Atlanta Motor Speedway are a nice improvement, it’s no secret that the track has been known to have more wrecks than its bigger cousins. For instance, this year’s event saw more than double the number of lead changes than last season’s.
Another big improvement in the new setup is the addition of a second tier of banking to help the cars get to the track faster. That means there are a lot of fast laps, which is good news for the drivers. Unfortunately, that also means there’s a lot of traffic. On top of that, the old-school asphalt at the track has a tendency to wear out, and it has been known for a lot of tirefall and wrecks.
As a result, Kyle Busch is hoping to redeem himself this weekend. With a win at the EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix in Austin, he’ll be able to prove to the rest of the field that he’s the best driver around. Plus, he’ll have the chance to prove that he’s the best in the Cup Series.
As for the other big change at the track, Kyle Busch is still going to have to beat older brother Kurt. Despite their aforementioned rivalry, Kyle was actually beaten out by Kurt on Sunday. Ultimately, the younger Busch fell short of the older one because he was faster and had a patched-up Toyota, while Kurt sailed through the field with a clean car.
There’s no guarantee that Kyle Busch will pull off the ultimate feat of winning at the newly reconfigured Atlanta track, but he hopes to stay in the mix. Especially if he can re-establish his team and keep his Toyota in the top 10 for the entire season. Considering how good he has been at the track, that’s a pretty good chance.
When asked about the other big changes at the track, Kyle Busch wasn’t really able to explain what he meant. But, he did give a brief spiel about the “Breathe Right” strip on the nose of his No. 18 Toyota.