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What a difference a year makes for Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fortunes.
Heading into the August 2012 race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, site of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, Busch sat 14th in the Sprint Cup standings coming off a painful last lap at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, where he missed out on a much-needed win in his attempt to make the 2012 Chase for the Sprint Cup field.
The driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) ended up narrowly missing the Chase but, despite not being a part of NASCAR’s playoffs, Busch and his No. 18 team put together its best final 10 races ever, notching an impressive seven top-five finishes and eight top-10s.
After enduring a frustrating 2012 season that netted Busch just one Sprint Cup victory, his 2013 campaign has been back to his “Norm” in more ways than one. Busch blazed to his third victory of the season Sunday at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, vaulting him to fifth in th...
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At times, it has seemed that no one is even in Jimmie Johnson’s league this season.
Out of 22 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2013, Johnson is leading the standings by 75 points over second place Clint Bowyer. That margin has been in the 70s the past few weeks which in turn is the largest lead by anyone since the new points system was adapted.
That basically equates to a near...
KURT BUSCH WEIGHING OPTIONS - The announcement earlier this week that Juan Pablo Montoya was going to be out of the No. 42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Chevrolet next year creates another driver opening. And with Kurt Busch unsigned for 2014, he certainly is someone who could be a candidate to join EGR. That said, Busch said he's concentrating on trying to make...
As the old saying goes, if you keep knocking on the door eventually it will open. Kyle Busch has knocked on the door of victory at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn in each of his six career NASCAR Camping World Truck starts, but has yet to make his way in. The Las Vegas native is ready to change that on Saturday, as he takes to the 2-mile D-shaped oval in his No. 51 ToyotaCare...
After a uncharacteristic error made on the opening lap of Saturday’s Zippo 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Kyle Busch was looking like he was doomed for yet another rough weekend.
He started second in the race but lost control of his Toyota on the opening lap in the first corner and made contact with the inside tire barrier. He was hit by Mike Wallace after spinning back onto...
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Written By: Brian Eberly, @beberly18
August 13, 2013
Kyle Busch – Busch held-off the 2012 Sprint Cup Champion en-route to his third victory of the season in Sunday’s Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International. The No. 18 Toyota started from the fifth spot and led the final 29 laps of the race. The victory was even sweeter for the driver...
Brad Keselowski took Spike Lee's advice.
He did the right thing.
There's no doubt Keselowski was sorely tempted to use the front bumper of his Ford on the back of Kyle Busch's Toyota in the final corners of the Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International.
The reward for a bump-and-run would have been substantial. A victory would have gone a long way toward cementing...
I want to congratulate Kyle Busch and his No. 18 M&M's team for a great run Sunday at Watkins Glen. He sure held a pretty wheel there late in the race with Brad Keselowski breathing down his neck. You also have to give a tip of the hat to Brad for showing restraint Sunday.
s not everyday that you get to be part of a launch of a whole new network and I am blessed to have the opportunity.
Sparks fly when the NASCAR Sprint Cup regulars turn right in addition to left, and Watkins Glen International provided just that last week.
The predicted dominance of Marcos Ambrose was to be, and not. In the end it was Kyle Busch who claimed his second Sprint Cup victory at the upstate New York track. Ambrose led for much of the race, but was shuffled backward due to caution periods...