Chat with Kyle Busch
Busch and the other drivers are looking to the season-opening Daytona 500, which runs Sunday, Feb. 15. Busch, 23, will be in his fifth full season in the Sprint Cup Series. Last year, he grabbed 17 top five finishes, the most of his career. He also earned a career-high $6.5 million.
Gillette unveiled Busch today as the newest member of its star-studded Gillette Young Guns lineup, which also features Clint Bowyer, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne and Ryan Newman. During the offseason, Busch was welcomed to the team during an ad shoot to support the launch of the Gillette Fusion Power Gamer razor. The spot, titled "Jumbotron," will air for the first time during the Daytona 500 telecast.
Send in your questions now and join Busch at 3:10 p.m. ET on Friday!
Kyle Busch (3:11 PM)
Hey everybody, thanks for joining me! Let's get started.
Kyle, what is your favorite track?
Kyle Busch (3:11 PM)
My favoirte track is Lowes Motor Speedway.
Who has been the biggest influence on your career?
Kyle Busch (3:12 PM)
My bother and my dad. Both of them being racers while I was growing up keep me looking up and wanting to become a Sprint Cup driver.
Kevin (Boston, MA)
Kyle, Huge fan, I love your style of not backing down and going for wins as opposed to point racing. I hope you run all 3 series this year. Is there pressure on you to cut back to stay fresher for the Sprint Cup?
Kyle Busch (3:13 PM)
There's no pressure for me to cut back. I love racing in all three.
Brian keyport new jersey [via mobile]
What athlete do you respect most outside of your sport?
Kyle Busch (3:14 PM)
I really respect football players. They get beat up week after week and they continue to get back out there.
Jared Marysville PA [via mobile]
10 wins this year?
Kyle Busch (3:15 PM)
(laughing) I hope so, that will be great. Overall I think we can win 21 like we did last year.
What is it like being a part of Joe Gibbs Racing?
Kyle Busch (3:16 PM)
It's great! I have a lot of fun with all the guys. It's a great relationship and I look forward to bringing back a championship to the #18 car.
Kyle, tell us a bit about being part of the Young Guns?
Kyle Busch (3:17 PM)
Being apart of the Young Guns has been fun. If anybody wants to know more about the Yong Guns, they can go to www.gilletteyoungguns.com.
Kyle (Frankin, Indiana) [via mobile]
What race has more meaning to you? Daytona or Allstate (Brickyard)
Kyle Busch (3:19 PM)
That's a good question because both of them mean a lot. Daytona is where NASCAR was born but the Brickyard has speoial meanint too.
chris, IN [via mobile]
What do you think your of winning the Daytona 500?
Kyle Busch (3:20 PM)
If I can win it this year, it would be really special. Not a lot of drivers get to do that so it will mean a lot.
Dan ( Liverpool, UK)
How has the lack of testing effected your teams preparations for the upcoming season?
Kyle Busch (3:21 PM)
It wasn't changed out preparation at all. We feel confident in our team ability that we should be able to run really well.
Hook (Southern Maryland)
What is your favorite football team? I won't tell your boss if it isn't the Redskins.
Kyle Busch (3:23 PM)
My favorite team is the Broncos and second favorite is the Redskins.
How is it different not having Tony around anymore?
Kyle Busch (3:24 PM)
Not having Tony around will be different. Joey taking his place is good and I look forward to working with him. I wish Tony much success with his new team.
Kyle Busch (3:26 PM)
Thank you for chatting with me. Check out www.gilletteyoungguns.com and our new Gillette Young Guns commercial that will be airing on FOX during the Daytona 500.
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