Originally written April 30, 2012 on Fox Sports:
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Everything came together for Kyle Busch at Richmond International Raceway last weekend. Kyle Busch Motorsports won its first Nationwide Series race, but it wasn't the owner behind the wheel. And on Saturday night, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver won his fourth consecutive spring race at Richmond International Raceway and broke his longest streak -- 20 races (Aug. 21, 2011) -- without a win in one of NASCAR's top three divisions since 2006. Each accomplishment carried different rewards. In regards to Busch's day job in the No. 18 M&M's Toyota -- and ultimately his primary source of income -- 2012's results had been inconsistent. Only once had Busch moved into the top 10 in the points standings. Only twice before Saturday night had Busch led laps in Cup races. And fans have to wonder where the excitement has been this season. Certainly, the show loses some of its luster when Busch doesn't bring his A-game. But since last November's run-in with Ron Horn...
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