ME: You doubled down in Vegas this weekend, how does that feel?
BK: That’s what we came here to do and it feels great. You know I just love to race and to be able to go out there and race Nationwide and Sprint all in one weekend is a dream come true. And to win them both, that’s icing on the cake.
ME: Are you going to give Jr. that trophy since he handed you the victory?
BK: (Laughs) Absolutely not! He’s got a few trophies of his own, like that Daytona 500 one so I think he’ll do fine without this one.
ME: What did it feel like to pass your mentor on the last lap?
BK: You know I wouldn’t be here without that guy. So it’s definitely bittersweet. One of the great things about this sport is that at the end of the day we’re all friends. But when you are out there on the track – it’s every man for himself.
ME: And woman.
BK: And woman.
ME: Be honest.. You were crying in victory lane weren’t you?
BK: Man there was so much Miller Lite flying around it got me square in both eyes it stung. I couldn’t see nothing.
ME: So you weren’t just really emotional?
BK: I was pretty emotional but I was more pumped up than anything.
ME: You didn’t make the Chase last year. You are all but guaranteed a spot with this win, that has to feel good right?
BK: It feels great you know. We definitely have a lot more work to do but it is a huge weight off our shoulders. We plan on winning a few more races between now and come Chase time but it gives us the opportunity to mess around with the car and do some things we might not normally do if we didn’t know we wouldn’t be racing for that championship.
ME: How many Miller Lite’s do you drink after a win like this?
BK: We plan on having quite a few. I don’t plan on getting any in my eye though they are going to go down nice and smooth.
ME: Like 24?
BK: Maybe not that many. We got Bristol in just a few days!
ME: Can you please just do me one solid and drive the white throwback Miller Lite car the rest of the year?
BK: I’ll see what I can do.
ME: That’s fair.