Team Interstate: Rocky Road in Wine Country
Kyle battled an ill-handling M&Ms Pretzel/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry all day but climbed into the top 10 with 12 laps remaining in the 110-lap race. But with four laps to go, contact from his brother, Kurt Busch, sent Kyle spinning and dropped him back in the pack.
“We just couldn’t get anything to go right for us today with our M&M’s Pretzel Camry,” said Kyle, who has one Sprint Cup win at Sonoma, in June 2008. “Our car just didn’t have much drive off the corner, and we really struggled at times. But Dave (Rogers, crew chief) made a good call to pit there with about 20 laps to go, and we were able to move up to the top-10. Thought we were going to get a decent finish, and we get spun by the 41 and ruined our day.”
Carl Edwards won the race. With 16 races of the 36-race season complete, Matt leads the trio in the championship point standings. He sits fourth in points, while Kyle is 11th and Denny is 13th.
Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
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- Motocross: Tennessee Nationals, Blountville, Tenn.