Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/7/12
No one hates to lose more than Kyle Busch -- nobody. Yet, twice last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, after he finished second in both the Nationwide Series race on Saturday and the Sprint Cup romp on Sunday, Busch was gracious in defeat. That's tough for a 27-year-old who has been taught that second is the first loser. However, after a decade in NASCAR (yes, Kyle has been here that long) a lot has changed, including Busch. He now has spent half his Sprint Cup career with Joe Gibbs Racing. He has married and settled down with wife Samantha. And he has become a team owner, which possibly has offered the driver a quicker road to maturity that anyone, including the driver, might have imagined. Certainly, Busch had his wake-up call last November at Texas Motor Speedway when he was parked from competition after punting Ron Hornaday in the wall during the Truck race. It was just another incident in a long-lasting feud between Busch and his nemesis Kevin Harvick, who owned Hornaday'...
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