Kyle Busch Runner up Sunday Auto Club Speedway

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Kyle Busch finished second in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Southern California’s Auto Club Speedway and was followed to the checkered flag by two other Joe Gibbs Racing Camrys in the top-10.

Toyota Racing Post-Race Recap

NASCAR Cup Series (NCS)

Auto Club Speedway

Race 3 of 36 – 400 miles, 200 laps

TOYOTA FINISHING POSITIONS

1st, Alex Bowman*

2nd, KYLE BUSCH

3rd, Kurt Busch*

4th, Chase Elliott*

5th, Brad Keselowski*

6th, DENNY HAMLIN

10th, ERIK JONES

14th, MARTIN TRUEX JR.

28th, DANIEL SUÁREZ

37th, TIMMY HILL

38th, CHRISTOPHER BELL

*non-Toyota driver 

TOYOTA QUOTES

KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing

Finishing Position: 2nd

After the weekend you had, how do you feel about second place in the race?

“We have a lot of work to do. Guys did a great job here though just trying to work on it and trying to make everything we could out of it all day long, all weekend long. Interstate Batteries Camry wasn’t a second place car, but thankfully we got a good finish out of here and try to get some points. Guys are doing all they can, I know along with everybody at TRD (Toyota Racing Development). I appreciate all the hard work, we just have to get a little bit better. We finished the end of last year so strong, I don’t know what we’re missing here. Obviously, it’s a little bit of something here and maybe a little bit of something in a few different areas, but overall good car today. Thank M&M’s, Snickers, Skittles, Rowdy Energy and go on to next week.”

How would you sum up your day?

“Slow, we were slow. Just didn’t have the speed overall today for some reason. Then, there at the end felt like the tires were worn out at the last bit of the race.  Just frustrating day for us with our Interstate Batteries Camry. Give it up to my guys and everybody at the shop, they’re certainly working hard. I just feel like we’re kind of missing it a little bit – here, here, here and here and those things kind of add up and drag you down a little bit. Overall, great day I guess coming home with second and getting good points out of here. Thanks to Toyota, M&M’s, Interstate Batteries and Rowdy Energy – let’s go next week.”

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