Kyle Busch comments on Noah Gragson; All-time NASCAR Truck wins list

Kyle Busch: “I think he comes across a little bit wore out or upset or devastated after a race a little too much. I think that he does put a lot of pressure on himself.”

At Dover International Speedway, Noah Gragson essentially crashed himself while trying to get the lead. He attempted a side draft into the corner and it all went wrong. Gragson ended up sliding through the infield, back up the banking and into the outside wall.

Gragson was noticeably upset after what happened at Dover. “I’m extremely devastated,” the truck series driver said after incident.

Watch the Dover crash video below.

This week, he re-bounded with a dominating performance at Kansas Speedway. Did the boss, Kyle Busch, sit down and have a talk with Gragson after that incident?

How much do you work with Noah Gragson from a mental aspect?

“Well, there’s weaknesses in general with people. There’s still some with me that I try to work on and get better,” Kyle Busch said after Gragson won at Kansas.

“As far as Noah goes, I think he comes across a little bit wore out or upset or devastated after a race a little too much. I think that he does put a lot of pressure on himself.”

“I feel like he puts a lot of pressure on himself because it’s what guys in his position and what I was in his position once, do. You live and breathe this stuff. This is all you want. And this is what you want to do for a living.”

“So, you gotta make it. And he hasn’t made it yet. Obviously, he’s doing a really good job of working his way into that. Winning this race here at a mile and a half which is a challenging track. Running up there against the wall at the end, which is exactly what Homestead comes down to — was really impressive.”

“He should take a lot of confidence from that into the rest of the year with his team and to be able to race for a championship.”

“I’m not going to say that he’s going to go to Homestead and win the race tomorrow. he stomped our butt here this weekend. And beat one of the best, people would say, in myself. We were lengths away from 3rd place and Noah was driving away from me.”

“Just gotta keep it going through the rest of the year. You gotta be good everywhere.”

“He made a statement and proved to his competition that he’s not a fluke. When it comes to the end of the year, he’s proven that he’s got the ability to put bad days behind him, go out next week and stomp the competition.”

After that truck race, Gragson went on to run the Xfinity Series event at Dover. That was his third start in the series. He finished 7th.

“The Xfinity cars, they drive a little bit better than the trucks. I’m not surprised when guys trust the vehicle a little bit more once they get there. I think that certainly helped him get a confidence boost.”

Kyle Busch
Truck Series win record

Meanwhile, the boss is just 1 win away from tying Ron Hornaday Jr. for the most all-time NASCAR Truck Series wins. He’s noticed.

“If it happens, it happens,” Kyle Busch stated.

“They ask me about it each week. So, I’m well aware of it.”

“We gave up a chance to win at Atlanta. We did win at Las Vegas and we finished 2nd here. We got a pretty good run of finishes going.”

“All of Kyle Busch Motorsports seems to be doing a good job. So, really pumped and excited for what Rudy {Fugle} has been able to lead this company into and what the other crew chiefs are doing in his footsteps as well.”

“I’m done racing with Marcus in the #4. Looking forward to the races I have in the #51.”

Noah Gragson crashes while racing for the win at Dover


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