Kyle Busch was not a fan of how the new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series rules package impacted Monday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Busch had a weekend that started off with a 22nd-place qualifying effort. He did move his way up through the field and inside the top 10 but contact with the wall on lap 252 dropped him back again.
Adjustments on a pit stop improved the handling of his Joe Gibbs racing Toyota and Busch went on to finish 10th. However, he was less than impressed with the effect of the rules package.
"The package sucked," Busch said. "No (expletive) question about it. It’s terrible. But all I can do is bitch about and it will fall on deaf ears and we’ll come back here with the same thing in the fall."
Busch did add to his mark of finishing in the top 10 of every race so far this season. But that was little consolation.
"It’d be nice to win more," said Busch, who has three wins in 2019. "It’d be nice to run better. It’d be nice to lead laps.
"This was a real bad weekend for us. When you run better at least you have something to hang your hat on but running like that, we were terrible."