Kyle Busch makes the most of a tough night at Bristol

The quick hits: Starting 31st; falling a lap down early; getting the lucky dog on Lap 214; staying out to take the lead on Lap 254; and managing to keep his track position on older tires.

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – AUGUST 17: #18: Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry M&M’s, #00: Landon Cassill, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet Camaro PERMATEX, #37: Chris Buescher, JTG Daugherty Racing, Chevrolet Camaro BUSH’S Beans, #36: Matt Tifft, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Surface Sunscreen, #34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love’s Travel Stops, #43: Darrell Wallace Jr., Richard Petty Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro United States Air Force during the Bristol II at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 17, 2019 in Bristol Motor Speedway, United States of America. (Photo by Logan Whitton / LAT Images)

Bristol was also a battle in passing Bush said.

“Didn’t seem like anybody in the back could go forward,” he said. “Wherever you were, you rode.”

Busch said he fought hard, but was just “really, really loose” all night

.“The car just wasn’t there really all weekend long,” he said. “I just never really found what I was looking for. We were kind of all over the place. Early on, we were so loose that I was just barely hanging on and trying to make up time there. We finally got it tightened up enough when I was racing with the 2 (Brad Keselowski) and got the lead from him before that caution came out. Then we tried to make it a little bit better for exit after that because we were going to go a long ways on tires we figured, and we just made it too loose. I just had no rear traction getting into the corner.

“We salvaged a fourth from a hard-fought day. That’s about it.”

Source: Racer