KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Wrigley Doublemint Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 5th How was your lap? “Qualifying lap was good. For as good as it felt though, I wish it was about a tenth-and-a-half (of a second) faster. We hadn’t run a good, secure lap here today and that was probably the best we had, so pumped about that.”

Can you reflect on your 2008 Darlington victory? “Yeah, it was a little rough in ’08, you know. Man, those things could withstand a hit. We weren’t building a whole lot of down force into them and just kind of going off the gold surface and all that stuff. You could mash on it as many times as you wanted to and it seems like every time I moved the rear-end backwards, it kept going faster. It was a fun night — we won on Mother’s Day weekend there and had a great weekend.”