Kyle Busch had a lighthearted exchange with a reporter at ISM Raceway about how the rules package will affect the racing Sunday afternoon.
Through back and forth, Busch had a simple message for everyone: Just tune in and see what happens.
“Why worry about it?” Busch asked with a smile. “Why do you have to dwell about it? Just turn on the damn television come Sunday and watch the damn thing.”
Like many, Jeff Gluck, the reporter, just wants to know what’s going to happen.
“Don’t predict the future because when you’re wrong you look like a moron and when you’re right what do you get to do? Gloat to everybody that you were right?” Busch continued.
“I don’t know what it’s going to be, OK? I don’t know. I don’t want to know. Let’s just race it out.”
Cup Series teams are running 750 horsepower this weekend without the aero ducts. It’s the version of the rules package that will be used at all tracks less than 1.2 miles in length. ISM Raceway is one mile.
With the rules package being the most significant early-season storyline, questions are asked from track to track about what the racing is going to be like – specifically, whether the field will be closer together and there will be an uptick in passing. Las Vegas Motor Speedway saw track records in green flag passes for the lead, and overall green flag passes, last weekend.
The only known quantity following one practice session and qualifying at ISM on Friday is that the speeds are higher than they were last year because of the additional downforce.
But, predictions for 312 miles in the TicketGuardian 500? Like Busch says, you’ll just have to watch and find out.