With just a few weeks before left before August 2011 race week in Bristol kicks into high gear, driver Kyle Busch took a few moments to talk about Bristol, and what his records at the World's Fastest Half Mile mean to him.

In your opinion, what makes Bristol Motor Speedway so unique and a place that fans love?

“Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the best race tracks on the circuit.  All the fans love it because of the excitement, the run-ins, and the close-quarter action with all the cars being packed on top of one another at a half-mile race track with us 43 lunatics running around in a tight circle.  With the fans, the atmosphere there always makes for a good time.  We have the SAFER barrier on the outside wall taking up a little bit more racing room up off the corners since they’ve run the wall further down the straightaway.  But, it’s taking up some racing room and it makes the racing even tighter and we are probably going to see some more action.”

How satisfying was it to sweep all three races at Bristol Motor Speedway last August?

“It was pretty cool because when you come so close and then don’t get it, it’s pretty frustrating.  I mean, in 2009 we won the truck race and were leading the Nationwide race and we got crashed out, and then we ended up winning the Cup race.  So, it was probably a year delayed.  It was pretty special.  It was cool to be able to put it all together in a complete weekend, with the truck, with the Nationwide car and with the Cup car.”

 How have you figured out the best way to get around Bristol Motor Speedway?

“It has just kind of really worked well together.  It’s a fun place that you go to that you like going to.  You enjoy the race around there.  We grew up at the ‘Bullring’ (in Las Vegas) and stuff like that.  Maybe not as banked as Bristol was, but I love going and racing at Winchester (Indiana) and at Slinger (Wisconsin), Salem (Indiana) I’ve raced before -- those are all really high-banked race tracks that are half-mile in distance, or a quarter.  They’re really fun to race around and you kind of get a great feel for racing in a bowl.  You go down the straightaway and you slam it into the corners and you mash the gas and you kind of sling right back out of the corners.  It’s a lot of fun to do that.  It’s kind of an art.  Some guys are really good at it, and some find a knack that make them really good at it and make it seem easy.  I remember last spring (April 2010) we were horrible there.  You can definitely snap that string pretty quick.”

Do you have to adjust your driving style at Bristol Motor Speedway?   

“You’re driving style has to change at Bristol -- a lot.  Bristol used to be a track where you could charge the corners a little bit and get it right in and down to the bottom of the track.  You kind of would go through the middle of the corner and then slingshot out on the exits.  And now, it’s just so smooth that you’re easy in, you’re kind of easy through the center, and easy off.  The track is a little slower than I think it was because they reduced some banking in order to put sort of the progressive banking into it to make the outside groove better for the fans.”

What makes Bristol Motor Speedway so unique and a place that fans love? 

“Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the best race tracks on the circuit.  All the fans love it because of the excitement, the run-ins, and the close-quarter action with all the cars being packed on top of one another at a half-mile race track with us 43 lunatics running around in a tight circle.  With the fans, the atmosphere there always makes for a good time.  We have the SAFER barrier on the outside wall taking up a little bit more racing room up off the corners since they’ve run the wall further down the straightaway.  But, it’s taking up some racing room and it makes the racing even tighter and we are probably going to see some more action.”

 Why do you continue to compete in all three NASCAR series?

“For me, its experience on the race track.  You’re able to go out there and you’re able to spend the time on that Goodyear tire for that particular race track for that particular week, whether it’s a day race, a night race.  You get all that experience in -- that’s what I like to do.  I learn so many things during the race that I can correlate to my Nationwide car or my Cup car.  I like to be able to give that information to Dave (Rogers, No. 18 NSCS crew chief).  Other things too is when I’m working with Eric Philips (No. 18 NCWTS crew chief) and with Jason Ratcliff (No. 18 NNS crew chief), they have way different mindsets and thoughts and processes of how to make a vehicle go better and faster that Dave Rogers might not have.  I can take all that information that I learned all the way back and forth across all three (series) and try to increase the level of competition in all of those.  My encyclopedia fills up quick.”