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07/04/10
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Busch explains how Montoya wrecked him  
Kyle Busch, who led for 23 laps (second only to race winner Kevin Harvick with 28), brought out the fourth caution after tangling with Juan Pablo Montoya in the backstretch on lap 104
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What happened to take you out of the race? “I don’t know -- the replay shows I turned right across the nose of the 42 (Juan Pablo Montoya) so apparently I wanted to wreck myself -- I don’t know.  Some people they don’t understand what happens in these cars.  With the old tires like that I’ve got no grip, I’m barely hanging on sliding around as it is out there.  When his air was on my quarter-panel like that it just started turning my car down the straightaway and I was going across the front of his nose and it was all air without him hitting me.  I’m sure somehow it’s my fault.”

Did you think you were clear and you ran out of room? “No, actually what happens is that nobody really understands in these things is the draft when you’re beside somebody like that they can move you -- they have control on your car.  And he (Juan Pablo Montoya) was too close to my side and it started turning me sideways down the straightaway without even touching me just like I did to Denny (Hamlin) and he started turning before I even got him or the 6 (David Ragan) in practice.”

Did your car turn because you had no grip or did Juan Pablo Montoya make contact with you? “I was out there on old tires two laps away from pitting and I was lapping the 42 (Juan Pablo Montoya) and trying to stay away from the 11 (Denny Hamlin).  He was going low, I was trying to stay away from him and the 42 was on my quarter panel and his car -- the air on both of our cars just started steering me right, right across the nose of his car.  I mean, I didn’t turn right to wreck myself.  Why would I do that?  That’s dumb.  We had the fastest car out there.  The Interstate Batteries Camry was flying just real unfortunate to be wrecked another week.  Another year here in Daytona being the fastest car.”

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