KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Kurt Busch seemed relaxed as he stood over the girl at Jack Stacks BBQ in Kansas City. The Las Vegas native was in town to learn the secret of KC BBQ and to help promote next week's race at the Kansas Speedway.
"I enjoy jumping out on to the gril," said Busch. "When I get scared is when I'm in the kitchen, when I have to bake something or get all the other side fixin's. The grill, I think that's a man's place."
Busch, who won the first Chase for the Championship in 2004, is currently 9th in points as NASCAR's chase enters it's third week.
"Right now we are only 5 points out of being 5th," Bush told me Wednesday. "It's amazing how tight the points are. And what every position on the track means."
Something that has become more obvious in recent weeks as more and more drivers have spoken out about the disapearence of NASCAR's gentlemen's agreements on the track. Busch says drivers seem to be mixing it up more for sure.