Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Food City 500 Preview: Kyle Busch pretty good at Bristol too

Kyle Busch is on an amazing run of sweeps the last two weeks.
LAS VEGAS -- Kyle Busch winning the championship last season after missing the first 11 races was absolutely amazing. Winning four of five races during a stretch on his way to the championship was also pretty cool, but his recent flair for dominating in spectacular fashion is on an entirely different level.

Busch is currently on one of the more incredible runs you'll ever see in NASCAR. The Las Vegas native has finished in the top-five in six of the first seven races of 2016, including winning the last two at the vastly different layouts at Martinsville and Texas. Dating back to last season, he's finished fifth or better in 10 of his last 11 starts.

That's amazing enough by itself, but wait, there's more.

He has been on such a roll lately that his run has spilled over into the lower level NASCAR series. He completed a weekend sweep at Martinsville two weeks ago by also winning in the Craftsman Truck Series and last week at Texas he won the Xfinity Series race Friday night before winning Saturday's Cup race. That's four straight NASCAR races that Busch won and he heads into Sunday's race at Bristol race tied for the most wins among active drivers with five.

The only good news for the rest of the field this week is that the last of Busch's five Bristol wins came in 2011, a span of eight races there that he hasn't won. The bad news for the rest of the field is that they've seen this before out of Busch. Last July, Busch won three straight races on the schedule which completed a run of him winning four of five races. Those wins came on a road course at Sonoma, a 1.5-mile track at Kentucky, a 1-mile flat track at New Hampshire and the 2.5-mile Brickyard.

That, my friends, is one diversified driver and it's part of the reason why he's the favorite to win Sunday's Food City 500 on the high-banked half-mile Bristol bullring.

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