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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Despite not being a participant in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team have shown, without a doubt, that they belong with the sport’s elite. The driver of the No. 18 SNICKERS Peanut Butter Squared Toyota Camry for JGR has collected four top-five and five top-10 finishes in the seven races contested in this year’s 10-race Chase. In addition to the solid finishes, Busch has led a total of 356 laps, accumulated a driver rating of 103.4 and has an average finish of 11.4. Even though it was a bitter pill to swallow when the No. 18 team narrowly missed the Chase field, Busch, crew chief Dave Rogers and the entire No. 18 team have shown they were hardly ready to throw in the towel on winning in 2012. After starting the Chase with a solid fourth-place effort at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., Busch ran second the following week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon before engine issues sidetr...
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