When it comes to raw talent, scouts would be hard-pressed to find a driver with Kyle Busch's natural ability.
Over the years, the 27-year-old Las Vegas native has earned monikers such as Rowdy, Wild Thing, The Show and Shrub - for being the younger of the two racing Busch brothers.
And don't forget winner.
Busch's body of NASCAR work is unprecedented in recent years. In addition to holding the Cup series record for most wins (17) before the age of 25, Busch has amassed 105 victories in the top three touring series since he began competing full time in the Nationwide Series in 2004 at age 19.
Still, for a driver with Busch's ability, the absence of the Sprint Cup in his trophy case is stark. After seven seasons with two of the top organizations in the sport, Busch has yet to break through the championship barrier. Last season the driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota failed to make the Chase for the Sprint for the third time in his career.
"Our whole year was up and down," Busch ...