A day for the team, and a day off for the driver.
It was a Saturday morning, and there were no distractions for Andretti Autosport drivers Andretti and Kyle Busch as they prepared for Sunday’s season finale at Phoenix International Raceway.
It’s been a long time since Busch has raced for an Andretti team, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a long list of memories.
And he had a lot of them.
“The most memorable moment was when we were on the pit lane wall,” Busch said.
“It was a tough race for us because the rain started pouring in.
We got a little too close to the fence, and it looked like we’d get killed.
The car went up in the air and the rain kept coming.
I got a phone call from a guy who was in the crowd.
He said, ‘I’ve got to go over and see you guys.
We need a couple of minutes of time off.’
So I hopped in the car, and he drove off to the car wash and we had a drink in the back and got ready for the race.
I can’t remember much else about that race except the fact that I got home a little early.
I was pretty happy.”
The Indianapolis 500 Busch won the Indy 500 last year, but it was the last time he’d race a full season in a Toyota.
But, for Busch, a win in Phoenix would be a huge step in his career.
Busch is now a regular driver for the Andretti squad, but he says he’s been lucky enough to race in a variety of cars.
“We have drivers who are all really good,” Busy said.
He has had a few good drives in his racing career, but they were all at Indy, and they all came in a Chevrolet.
Busch said that he’s seen a lot change since the Andrettis first team.
“I’ve seen a few people change,” Busich said.
He was excited about the prospect of driving for the Chevrolet in 2016.
“A lot of the guys who are going to be driving the Chevrolet next year, they’re not going to have anything to do with us,” Busick said.
The Andretti Motor Company purchased the team from Chevrolet for $2.1 billion in 2015.
After the race, Busch and his fellow Andretti drivers took some time to chat with reporters.
Kyle Busch drove for Andretti Motorsports in the 2016 Indy 500.
BusCh said he’s a fan of the team’s current drivers.
It was pretty special to win this race, and I’m just excited to have a chance to drive with them again,” BusCh told reporters.
The race was Busch’s first since the season finale in April, when he won the first race of the season with the Andreas at Phoenix. “
This is a really big deal for us,” he said.
The race was Busch’s first since the season finale in April, when he won the first race of the season with the Andreas at Phoenix.
Busching said that it’s a long journey ahead for the season, but with a new engine and new tires he is confident that he will be racing for the next few races.