Kyle Busch has made up for lost time since missing the beginning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has went to victory lane four times this season and heads to Darlington Raceway looking to lock-up a berth in the end of year Chase.
Busch will be driving a special paint scheme this weekend. Rather than a previous M&M’s scheme, Busch will drive with Crispy M&M’s, a brand which returned to store shelves after 10-years.
“Going back to Darlington, it’s a place that’s really tough, really challenging. I won there the first year it was repaved and it’s been really fast. The last several years there, we had a really good car. We ended up with a decent finish with our M&M’s Camry there last year and, the year before, we had such a good racecar and had a slow leak in the tire that dropped us to sixth,” said Busch.
Busch has went to victory lane at Darlington before back in 2008. In ten career starts he has six finishes inside the top-ten. He returns to the track this season after a sixth place finish the last two seasons.
“Hoping we can hold on for all 500 miles there and be leading when it counts this time since we were so close last year. But, I’m looking forward to going back there and seeing what Darlington has got in store for us again. We were able to test there a few months ago, but with the 2015 package. It will be interesting to see how things go with the different tire and low-downforce package being different than what we tested. Adam (Stevens, crew chief) and the whole M&M’S Crispy team have really done well adapting to the various packages that have been thrown at us this year. It gives me a lot of confidence that we can be right there with them this weekend, too.”