Kyle Busch is making victory lane his home at Bristol. Busch won his 5th Sprint Cup race at the track in his 13th career start. In fact if you counted the minor league numbers of the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series (as you kept hearing Fox make mention to) he has visited the winners circle in the last five NASCAR sanctioned events.
While Busch may be the big kid on the play ground during the Nationwide and Truck Series events, he’s racing against other quality drivers and teams at the Sprint Cup level and still consistently beats them at the .533 mile track.
Busch’s victory in Sunday’s Jeff Byrd 500 was his 20th in the Sprint Cup Series, his first of the season and his second consecutive at Thunder Valley.
He didn’t lead all the laps today, he didn’t even lead the most but he drove a great race. Busch was able to hold off Carl Edwards during a couple of late race restarts and got the best of 5-time Champion Jimmie Johnson.
It’s a long way to go before the dust clears at Homestead but days like today are the ones that will make Kyle Busch a championship driver.
Rounding out the top-5 was Matt Kenseth who made the most of late race adjustments and Paul Menard who continued a surprisingly strong run to start the season.