Trending: Kyle, Samantha Busch answer Q's

August, 24, 2012
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Kyle BuschAP Photo/Russell LaBountyKyle and Samantha Busch answered questions from readers this past week.
Kyle and Samantha Busch spend lots of time on the road not racing during NASCAR season. Often, they'll drive from their home in Charlotte to the NASCAR venue of the weekend. While Busch will be racing the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Toyota at Bristol (Tenn.) Saturday night, he and his wife were headed to Bristol in their Lexus GS hybrid on Thursday afternoon. During their mini-road trip/extended commute, Samantha took over Kyle's Twitter account to answer fan queries. "Are we there yet?" was replaced by questions about Kyle's favorite TV show ("Dexter" on Showtime), his favorite place to eat ("In-N-Out Burger") and his favorite NFL team ("Broncos.")

The couple made it to the track safely, and there was no mention on Twitter of any speeding tickets.

According to a team spokesman, Busch often uses this drive time as an "opportunity to engage with his fans via Twitter." The couple held a Q-and-A on the drive back home from Darlington in May. Their road-trip tweetups are "not planned," and Samantha handles the texting from the passenger seat. On Thursday, she used the hashtag "#NoTextingNDriving.

Every subject was on the table:

Oh, and they exercise together, too.



@SamanthaBusch often offers exercise tips on Twitter and on her personal site (samanthabusch.com).

Probably didn't see this one coming:



Maybe Busch can race this car home:



The five-time winner at Bristol knows what to expect this weekend:



And how difficult it can be to win there:



Busch also spoke highly of Indianapolis Motor Speedway -- and has designs on winning there in more ways than one:



Busch supported the idea of adding a road course to the Chase for the Cup (Busch is currently 14th) -- despite his bad luck at Watkins Glen, a road course, earlier this season. He was leading on the final lap before he was spun out by Brad Keselowski:




And offered praise for two storied rivals:

Jeff GordonCourtesy of NASCARNASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has made a friend at the Atlanta Aquarium.


Meanwhile, Gordon spent part of his Thursday serving as the official starter in a race between "Jimmie" and "Dale" -- two Atlantic dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Gordon (seen above) presented the winner -- "Jimmie" -- with his prize cup full of seafood. He was there as part of publicity stop for next weekend's 500-mile race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

This weekend at Bristol, Gordon's car will be sporting a new FarmVille paint scheme as part of the "Drive to End Hunger"campaign.

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