Kyle Busch stories on a disappointing NASCAR race in Homestead-Miami and is trying ahead to Las Vegas

At Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch experienced a rather disappointing race for his standards. He already had a difficult task ahead of him, finishing 24th on the grid. Nevertheless, he managed to fight his way up the rankings and eventually finished 15th.

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Busch drove the lavender-colored M & M’s Fudge Brownie Toyota and steadily moved up to 15th place on lap five. From there he held his position until the mandatory warning flag was waved on lap 25.

After a lap of pit stops, Joe Gibbs Racing’s team managed to help him move up two positions to 13th. Unfortunately, it didn’t last as he dropped to 15th on lap 65 when he was next cautioned.

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Apparently, he had complaints that his # 18 Toyota felt way too loose. After a pit lane for adjustments, Kyle Busch dropped to 18th place before finishing the first stage again in 15th place.

After the race he said: “We had a bit of a problem with our M & M’s Fudge Brownie Camry tonight. We finally got the handling back in the right direction towards the end, but we just didn’t have the longevity we were looking for.

“We’re taking what we learned today and hopefully we’ll get better for Las Vegas next weekend.”

How did the rest of the race go for Kyle Busch?

Admittedly, the two-time cup series champion sprinted up and down during the 2nd stage. He started ninth and ran at a decent pace for a while. Unfortunately, the car struggled with its handling and he ended up in 16th place.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the # 18 M & M’s Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk / Getty Images)

Fortunately, the last stage was a lot friendlier, even though he started 19th on the road. For a while, it seemed like Kyle Busch and the Joe Gibbs Racing Team were getting to the bottom of the problem as he made his way to 12th on lap 175.

In the end, he managed to pull the car to 10th place on the track. This was after the team found out their solution was temporary. Apparently the car didn’t do too well over long distances; nevertheless he persevered.

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