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Kyle Busch has been on an amazing streak of late. Last Friday and Saturday nights at Texas Motor Speedway, he won both the NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup series races.
I think the difference for Kyle from a year ago is that he is back to doing what he does best -- and that's called winning.
Last year, a lot of his time and effort were put into Kyle Busch Motorsports to get everything in place to get that back to a winning organization. Let's be honest, it wasn't easy and it was a struggle. I believe those struggles affected his Sprint Cup performance. All in all, it was a pretty dismal and unsuccessful 2012 for Kyle.
That has all changed in 2013. He still has his own Truck and Nationwide programs running well, and he personally is going to Victory Lane on a regular basis. That has done a world of good for his confidence. I believe he has found that stride or swagger again.
When Kyle is running well, it really shows in no matter what vehicle or what series in which he drives. He's simply dominant. We saw that again Friday night when he won the Nationwide race at Texas. He then turned right around and did it again on Saturday night, winning the Sprint Cup race there.
That desire and passion to win is like a furnace to Kyle, and the only thing that will keep it burning bright is winning. What happened to him in 2011 when he was parked for a race, and then the struggles of 2012, helped transform the man into a strong individual.
He is a man who cares only about winning. Second means nothing to him. Now he seems somewhat tempered when certain things happen on the racetrack and in the media.
I definitely see Kyle as a serious threat to unseat Brad Keselowski as champion and to beat Jimmie Johnson this year, preventing him from winning a sixth championship.
Kyle is that dangerous right now.
I think all the championship contenders would be foolish to discount Kyle as a threat to win at any racetrack we go to right now. Kyle Busch just looks extremely impressive this early in our 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 18 team pulled out a back-up Toyota for last week's Sprint Cup winner Kyle Busch after he glanced off the wall during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice on Friday at Kansas Speedway.
Busch had completed just four laps in first practice before hitting the wall exiting Turn 2. Busch's fastest lap was 180.644 mph.
The team unloaded the backup car just 20...
After his win at Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, his second of the young season, Kyle Busch said he felt like he was “riding a wave right now that’s 30 feet tall and ready to keep riding.”
Even though the next race on the schedule occurs at land-locked Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Busch will hope to continue riding that wave of...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – After his win at Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, his second of the young season, Kyle Busch said he felt like he was “riding a wave right now that’s 30 feet tall and ready to keep riding.”
Even though the next race on the schedule occurs at land-locked Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Busch will hope to continue...
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Busch sweeps into Kansas Speedway in Kansas City this weekend, where once again he will be pulling double-duty, driving the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra in Saturday’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the No. 18 M&M’s Camry in Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500. The last two weekend’s that the Las Vegas native has pulled double-duty –...
Kyle Busch sweeps into Kansas Speedway in Kansas City this weekend, where once again he will be pulling double-duty, driving the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra in Saturday's SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the No. 18 M&M's Camry in Sunday's STP Gas Booster 500. The last two weekend's that the Las Vegas native has pulled double-duty - driving in both...
Martin Truex Jr. is still reeling over last weekend's loss to Kyle Busch at Texas Motor Speedway.
Truex led 142 of 334 laps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas -- the only laps he's led all year -- before Busch beat the No. 56 Toyota off of pit road on the final pit stop to take the lead and the win. Not only did Truex have to accept a second-place finish and endure a...
Streaking Busch Faces Kansas Challenge
The Kyle Busch that won 100 NASCAR national series races at a record clip largely disappeared in 2012. He fashioned just one victory overall and missed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™.
News flash: He’s back. And how.
Busch posted his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the year in Texas to extend his string of five top-five finishes...
We’re already seven races through the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and after Kyle Busch’s victory Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway, a Toyota or Chevrolet engined car has won six of the seven events.
With all the attention this year going towards the rivalries between Denny Hamlin vs. Joey Logano or Logano vs. Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for...
BREAK OUT THE BROOM IN TEXAS: Camry driver Kyle Busch recorded a weekend sweep at Texas Motor Speedway with wins in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) at the 1.5- mile track. In Saturday night’s NSCS race, Busch led more than half the race — 171 laps (of 334) — en route to victory lane after starting from the pole. Camry driver Martin...
Welcome to the inaugural season of the Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge. This will take place all year long and will feature our esteemed panel of experts who will pick a winner in the series running that weekend.
For this weekend the Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series venture to the Kansas Speedway. Points will be given based on how close to firs the pick...
Welcome to the April 17, 2013 edition of Start ‘N’ Park Blog’s Stock Watch. Each week we’ll take a look at who’s rising, falling, and treading water in the world of NASCAR. This stretches all division and all aspects of NASCAR, including drivers, owners, crew members, media and fans. Finding their way onto this week’s watch includes Kyle Busch, Ron Hornaday, Jr., Kyle...