Interstate Batteries Racing
Kyle 2 Good in Loudon

New Hampshire 300
New hampshire Motorspeedway | Loudon, NH
July 14, 2013

There’s no doubt Kyle Busch had one of the best cars in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. But it just wasn’t quite enough as the driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) came up just one spot short of victory.

Kyle Busch’s Outrageously Dependable® pit crew delivers a blazingly fast pit stop on Sunday. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images

“I think we were the fastest car here today – definitely on the short run,” said Busch, who led once for 53 laps and rarely fell out of the Top-10. “I guess I burned my front tires off (at the end) – I don’t know what the deal is. We were out front, we were leading, we were doing fine. We get to lapped traffic and I can’t turn anymore.

“It’s just (about) how my driving style is, I guess. I hate it because we had such a great race car here. This Interstate Batteries Camry was awesome today, and these guys deserve to be in victory lane. It’s (Interstate Batteries Chairman) Norm Miller‘s birthday, and I wanted to win for him, but I guess we will take second.”

Busch’s Team Interstate companions – Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 20 Toyota Camry, and Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry – finished ninth and 21st, respectively.

Brian Vickers won the Camping World RV Sales 301 to score his third career Sprint Cup victory, his first of the season and his first at New Hampshire.

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Team Interstate Results from New Hampshire I, 2013.

Joe Gibbs Sings Happy Birthday to Norm

Before Sunday’s race, Coach Joe Gibbs led the Interstate Batteries hospitality tent in song to wish Chairman Norm Miller a happy birthday. JGR President J.D. Gibbs also had a tribute. Watch the video below.