Friday, November 1, 2013
Kyle Busch hopes to build off earlier TMS win
By Richard Durrett
One thing Kyle Busch will get this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway is lots of track time. The driver is competing in tonight's truck race, followed by the Nationwide race Saturday and the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday.
But before he even climbs into his truck, Busch has plenty of confidence at TMS. He won the Sprint Cup race in the spring, the first race at TMS with the new Gen-6 car. He won the Nationwide race less than 24 hours earlier.
"It certainly went well for us here earlier this year, and we made it a lot of fun," Busch said. "We want to try to have a repeat performance."
Busch won the Sprint Cup's NRA 500 by leading a race-high 171 laps and won the race from the pole. He was up front all weekend.
Busch believes running all three series gives him an advantage in that he gets to see the track in race conditions a few times before Sunday. Busch sits 36 points behind Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth but is fifth in the standings. He knows he's a long shot to winning the title.
"If you have bad luck with the front two then that's going to bring five guys back into it, I feel like," Busch said. But he later added: "I bet you the front two don't."