Kyle Busch has a 33-point cushion in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points standings heading into next Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway.
But Busch, who is the defending Sprint Cup champion, remembers well what happened to six-time champion Jimmie Johnson at Dover last year, when Johnson — who had won 10 previous times at the one-mile concrete track — was eliminated from advancing in the Chase.
“We’ve seen anything happen in this business so I don’t like it very much at all, but it’s certainly better than having a one-point cushion,” Busch told NBCSN after Sunday’s race. “There’s pluses and minuses in this business, but anything can happen. We saw it with the 48 (Johnson) last year – they had issues at Dover.
“We’ve had issues before and we’ve been able to make our way through or we’ve been knocked out like in years prior. You just have to go and fight it out and try to keep track of that big picture and do what you need to do to move on.”
Check out the rest of the interview with Busch in the video above.