Kyle Busch to Start on Pole in Brickyard 400 as Weather Cancels All Track Activity

Written by Adrian Beecher

Indianapolis, IN- Kyle Busch starts on the pole for the Brickyard 400 Sunday afternoon, due to all practices and qualifying being canceled due to rain. This now Mark’s back to back races at Indy with Busch on the pole.

“It’s really good for us to be able to start on the pole. We qualified on the pole here last year I believe it was, so being able to get out front and get out in that clean air, obviously it helps you, helps your day. When you’re out there though you’re kind of in clean air. You’re racing yourself essentially and time, but also when you get back in traffic later on in the event, you still have to have a good handling race car. Without having any practice and without having any opportunity to get out there behind people or around people, it’s going to be a big difference today throughout the day.”

Last years race however, ended abruptly for Busch as he and Martin Truex Jr. battled for the lead midway through the race. Truex Jr. clipped the 18 going into turn one, sending Busch into the wall ending his day.

This race has more on the line for Busch as well, with the regular season title up for grabs in a bout between him and Kevin Harvick.

“It’s going to be awesome. It’s just another goal that you have and another opportunity to be able to go out there and score a win. Not only for myself or our team or M&Ms or whoever, but it just gives us that extra motivation to bring home a trophy. They certainly stepped up the trophy game for this year, so that’s nice and looking forward to those bonus points too.”

Theres no doubt a lot is up for the taking Sunday in Indy for Busch as he looks to close out the season strong and head into the playoffs with momentum. It is also clear to see that Busch and the 18 crew are focused and are taking this one race at a time. As long as the weather holds off, Busch an his crew seem ready to close out the regular season in fashion.

“Today it’s just Indy. It’s a big race here to come to Indy to try to win this thing and unfortunately we’ve been plagued all weekend by weather, so hopefully that will get out of here and we can go racing.”

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