Kyle Busch wasn't able to qualify for the Round of 8 of the NASCAR Playoffs after the Roval, as his finish in P3 wasn't good enough to make it that far. Ross Chastain, Bubba Wallace, and Brad Keselowski were also eliminated from the race, making Busch one of four drivers who were eliminated.
Kyle Busch admitted that he took risks at certain moments in the race, but fortunately, he did not have any crashes as a result. Obviously, he couldn't last until the very end, but his qualities are really always top-notch.
“Nah I mean, I was trying to do what the car gave me, I was overstepping that a couple of more times again, but I didn’t crash which is good. But if i was doing desperation stuff I would have piledrove everybody into Turn 1 on one of them restarts, you know, and open the door up for us”.
- Busch said on Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports!
Texas and Talladega were the biggest 'killers' of his success. As a result, Kyle was not capable of imposing his rhythm on those races, nor was he able to achieve the goals he had set for himself.
The whole process works like a domino effect, and unfortunately for Busch, he was not able to accomplish his goals. Nevertheless, he is proud of himself and his team for never giving up. “It’s bittersweet, I hate it.
I mean, it rides on me. We came out here, we executed, we did the job we knew that we were capable of doing here, getting a third. Had a shot to win, but the Lenovo Camaro was fast the guys gave me a great piece. Unfortunately, Texas and Talladega and not doing a damn good job there and not scoring any points obviously killed us. So, give me those two to do over again and we’re in the Round of 8”.