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Kyle Busch knows it will take another win -- or two -- to lock himself into the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
And qualifying second for Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen is a good place to start.
Busch will share the front row of the Sprint Cup race with pole-sitter Juan Pablo Montoya. Busch won this event from the pole in 2008. Since his debut in 2005, when the then 20-year-old Hendrick Motorsports racer finished 33rd, Busch has not finished worse than ninth.
"For me, at the beginning I wasn't excellent at it," Busch said of road racing. "I felt like I was OK, but I've gotten better at it over time. Just understanding the dynamic of the car a little bit more and what you can do with it, how much you can throw it into the corners and throw it around through the corners and all of that stuff.
"It just kind of takes time to figure all of that out."
"Time" is not on Busch's side with just five races -- or opportunities -- to impro...
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Kyle Busch, Juan Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards lead final Watkins Glen practice...
The No. 54 Monster Energy team, with owner-driver Kyle Busch, entered the Finger Lakes region hopeful for a strong run on the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen (N.Y.) road course. What the Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) team encountered over the weekend tested their skills as a team. Overcoming a variety of hurdles – such as a practice session in the rain, a broken engine, a deficient oil tank...
NASCAR had one of the most exciting final laps in its history yesterday at Watkins Glen. The last lap brought back memories of Petty v Pearson at the 1976 Daytona 500 and Kurt Busch's classic Darlington duel with Ricky Craven in 2003. Kyle Busch took the white flag first, but careened off the track in the first turn. Busch was then spun by Brad Keselowski in Turn 2 (who...
Juan Pablo Montoya has won the Sprint Cup pole for the Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International.
Montoya turned a lap around the 11-turn, 2.45-mile layout in 69.438 seconds at 127.020 mph to eclipse the track record of 69.767 seconds at 126.421 mph set a year ago by Kyle Busch. It's Montoya's second straight pole and ninth of his career. Busch qualified second, also...
Marcos Ambrose got by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski on an oil-slicked race track on Sunday to claim victory in the Finger Lakes 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday. It was Ambrose’s second-straight win at the track.
“It just feels so good to be back here in victory lane,” Ambrose said.
Busch was in the lead as the white flag waved...
Yesterday's wild finish at Watkins Glen was the best final lap of a Sprint Cup race this season. The white flag lap featured a controversial decision by NASCAR, a wrecked leader, and a paint swapping battle for the checkered flag seldom seen in the Sprint Cup all-about-sponsorship-and-points world. The #47 of Bobby Labonte had put oil down, making for a slick track. NASCAR...
The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series twist their way up to Watkins Glen International this weekend to compete in the road course race at Watkins Glen. Driver like Marcos Ambrose and Tony Stewart have dominated the Sprint Cup race in the past but drivers like Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are looking to become new favorites at the track. Wild wrecks filled the Sprint Cup race last...
Road courses are consistently some of my favorite events of the year. The on-the-track action is almost unfailingly riveting. This weekend's action at Watkins Glen featured many of the things that I love about road course racing: tons of action, varying pit strategies, and constant shuffling of the running order to keep the interest level high even during sustained green...
Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 70.529 seconds in the first practice for the Finger Lakes 355 At The Glen from Watkins Glen. Rounding out the top five was Ryan Newman, Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon.
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WATKINS GLEN, NY – Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field to the green in Sunday’s Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup race held at Watkins Glen International. Behind the wheel of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet, Montoya posted a new track record of 127.020 mph, collected his second consecutive pole position of the season, and earned his ninth Cup career pole. Montoya’s...
Kyle Busch led the way with a lap of 69.199 seconds in the final practice for the Finger Lakes 355 At The Glen from Watkins Glen. Rounding out the top five was Juan Pablo Montoya, Carl Edwards, Marcos Ambrose, and Martin Truex, Jr.
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