Kyle Busch is treading in unfamiliar territory.
Granted, there have only been two points-paying races run out of a 36-race schedule, so there is plenty of season left for a driver to change his fortune. However, after two races, Busch finds himself situated all the way back in 33rd place.
That's not a place he's familiar with, or comfortable with.
Therefore, when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to his hometown of Las Vegas for Sunday's Kobalt Tools 400 (3:00 p.m. ET, FOX), Busch is looking for a little home-field magic to rub off on him and his No. 18 M&M's Toyota.
In eight full seasons of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing heading into 2013, Busch has never been this far back of the lead after just two races. In 2005, his first full-time season, he was 32nd after the second race. However, it's been all uphill ever since, never placing lower the 18th (2009) after the first two races.
In 2008 and 2011, Busch was actually perched atop the points standings heading i...