Kyle Busch’s 2015 NASCAR Champion’s Tour – Nascar
After securing his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title on Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kyle Busch is making the media rounds on Monday and Tuesday to talk about his epic victory and comeback from injuries sustained at Daytona in the XFINITY Series opener that caused him to miss the first 11 races of the season.
Busch joined “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday morning to chat – from his airplane somewhere “over Washington, D.C.” nonetheless – about the celebration, which started for him about seven hours after the checkered flag fell.
“We did all of our photos; that takes quite a long time,” Busch said. “I’m glad the race was actually over around 7, 7:30 because we were still taking photos and finally got done about 2 a.m. or so. My team guys were having a good old time. They were lit up a little bit so I joined them for a little while and continued on with them for some more celebration before getting a couple hours of sleep to get on an airplane this morning.”
Plenty of celebration lies ahead, though, especially given the circumstances that Busch won under.
“I never would’ve believed in a thousand years that this would happen the way that it did,” Busch said. “I wouldn’t change anything the way that it happened this year; certainly was a dream come true even though we went through all the tragedy … beginning the year with a broken leg and everything. I powered on through all of that to get better, to go through rehab and become stronger mentally and physically. I think it was just a great chance for me to recoup and regather my thoughts and myself in order to go after this championship run.”
Busch’s long road to recovery certainly helped him flex his focus muscle — but he did get a little help from something else in the closing laps of Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400.
“The last 60 laps or so, I kept thinking to myself … ‘oh, man, this is going to be cool; this is awesome.’ But then I was like, ‘dude, you’ve got 60 to go; stop thinking about it.,’ ” Busch said. “So I just had to start singing a child’s song. One of my kid’s (Brexton) favorite TV shows, it’s a 3-minute little skit … it’s called ‘Vocabulary’ and I was just kind of singing the intro song to that in my head and just trying to make laps.”
Busch’s tour on Monday included appearances on ESPN SportsCenter, FS1 RaceHub, NASCAR America and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
On Tuesday, he will make appearances on FOX and Friends, Live! With Kelly and Michael, SiriusXM and at Facebook and ESPN.