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Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing - Q&A

After claiming his third win of the season with victory at Watkins Glen on Sunday, Kyle Busch spoke with the media about what this latest win meant to him.
Kyle Busch met with the media at Watkins Glen International after winning the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Accompanying him to the media centre were his crew chief Dave Rogers and Joe Gibbs Racing team president JD Gibbs.

Q:
This is Kyle's 27th win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, his third win in 2013. He's currently fifth in points, and his second victory and eighth straight top ten finish here at Watkins Glen.

Congratulations, Kyle. This has to be a win that you'll cherish for a while because you really came on there the last part of that race, held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski, got that third win, which will be very, very important when we reset the Chase field.

Kyle Busch:
Yeah, it was certainly beneficial to win a race here before the Chase starts to get some more bonus points. I feel like we're in a good position to make the Chase, and just helps our seeding.

But overall today, I mean, the guys did a great job this weekend, Dave and everybody that worked on the car. They did a good job for me, and I appreciate that, and all year long, I appreciate their effort. They've done a great job. They've worked really, really hard.

Today was just the fruits of their labor being able to get up front and lead those laps there towards the end of the race and then be able to win there at the end.

Some close calls, some tense moments there racing with Truex a little bit that one time through the esses and into the inner loop. That was fun, interesting. I thought I could out-brake him, but then he broke the same as I did. I was like, well, this is going to be fun. We banged off each other a little bit there, but no harm, no foul, and kept going, and then there were just all those cautions at the end.

I felt like our car was definitely better on the long runs. It seemed like I could stretch it out ones we got a few laps going. But there on cold tires, it just really wouldn't turn too well for me. I was struggling a little bit with that but was able to hold off the guys that are hungry behind us.

Q:
And crew chief Dave Rogers, certainly on a race like today and throughout this weekend, a lot of things you probably need to do to get the car to run better, but talk about maybe you got here, you practiced Friday, although it was abbreviated practice due to the weather and then qualified yesterday. Maybe just talk about the progress that was made that helped culminate in this victory here today.

Dave Rogers:



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Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 11, 2013 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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