Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 8/31/14
It’s been one heck of a 2013 NASCAR season for Kyle Busch this year. In seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts he has two wins already with five straight top five finishes. His two wins came in the last three races with finishes of fourth, second, first, fifth and first respectively. On the strength of those finishes, Busch has moved up to third in the series standings after his win in the NRA 500 Saturday night at the Texas Motor Speedway and is only 18 points behind Jimmie Johnson for the lead. That success isn’t all that makes him the hottest driver in the world right now. Factor in his Cup success with how much he’s dominating the NASCAR Nationwide Series and he’s on top of the world. Busch has won the last three Nationwide Series races including sweeping the last two weekend’s when both of NASCAR’s top two series’ ran at the same track. He swept both Fontana and Texas and put the No. 54 Monster Energy Drink Toyota a top of the Nationwide Series owner standings. He’s also finished no worse than second in the last five Nationwide races with his only time outside the top two coming in the season opener at Daytona when his engine expired late in the race as he finished a dismal 32nd. He’s led in every Nationwide race this year and has led 494 Laps in the last five races. Busch has also led in the last five Cup races with 432 Laps in the top-tier series. He’s made nine starts since Phoenix in the first weekend of March and has no finishes worse than fifth with 926 Laps led combined. He’s also won five of those nine races with two runner-ups mixed in between. You could also throw in his one start in the Camping World Truck Series in their season opener at Daytona where he’s finished second. This is the Busch everyone feared: the guy who finally matured cut out his distractions and is just having fun. It’s been a long time since Busch has been in trouble as he wasn’t put on probation once last year and so far in 2013 he’s kept his nose clean and is just flat-out dominating. I’ve always said Busch is the most talented driver in the world. Once he matures and settles down he’s going to be one of the best of all-time. I think we’re seeing that now. He’s having the best stretch of anyone in the world right now and could be on the verge of making his own dynasty run. Busch’s Cup Finishes: Daytona- 34th Phoenix- 23rd Las Vegas- 4th Bristol- 2nd Fontana- 1st Martinsville- 5th Texas- 1st Busch’s Nationwide Finishes: Daytona- 32nd Phoenix- 1st Las Vegas- 2nd Bristol -1st Fontana- 1st Texas- 1st Busch’s Camping World Truck Series Finish: Daytona- 2nd 2013 Combined Stats: Starts: 14 Wins: 6 Runner-ups: 3 Top 5′s: 11 Top 10′s: 11 Laps Led: 963 The post NASCAR: Texas sweep solidifies Kyle Busch as hottest race car driver in the world appeared first on Race Review Online.
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