Kyle Busch is on a roll and there isn’t a driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup series circuit that can stop him. Busch won his first Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, his third win in a row, and fourth win in the last five races. The win comes after he won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. The Sporting News reported that Busch can hardly wrap his head around his string of success.
“I can’t believe what’s going on. I know if we could just get out front we could just go. (Crew chief) Adam Stevens and these guys, they dialed it in again. It’s really a treat to win here at Indy.”
This amazing run by Busch is coming after he missed the first 11 races of the season after suffering foot and leg injuries in the first Xfinity Series race of the season at Daytona International Speedway. Now he has run nine races and picked up four wins and is climbing up the Sprint Cup standings.
Busch still has some work to do to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Even though he has four wins, he still needs to make it into the top 30 in points. After Sunday’s race he sits in just 23 points out of the top 30 with six races to go before the Chase field is determined.
It has been a crazy busy year for Kyle, and the Associated Press is reporting that Busch is now seeing the light after a terrible start of the year.
“This has been a phenomenal return, I won’t say phenomenal year because it was a dismal year to start, but I guess I’ll take that 11-week vacation any year if it’s going to look like this.”
When asked if the crash at the beginning of the year helped him gained perspective Busch said it may have.
“Maybe I found my happy place.”
Maybe becoming a dad two months ago helped Kyle grow a bit and enjoy all this a little bit more.
Joey Logano finished second. Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr.. and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five. U.S. News and World Report reported that Logano is taking finishing second hard.
“Geez, I guess Kyle’s back. It’s just so frustrating running second at the Brickyard. Second hurts.”
If Kyle Busch makes the Chase do you think he then becomes the favorite to win it all?
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