Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bristol Practice Notes: Kyle Busch Fastest in Both Saturday Sessions

Kyle Busch was fastest in both saturday practice sessions
By Micah Roberts

Kyle Busch was fastest in the final two practices Saturday giving reason to believe Busch may be looking at his sixth Bristol win Sunday in the Food City 500. Busch, who will start from the pole, had the best 10-consecutive lap times in the early session and was second best -- behind teammate Denny Hamlin -- during happy hour.

The 10-consecutive lap average stat doesn’t hold as much weight at Bristol’s half-mile track as it does at a 1.5-mile track like Las Vegas, but there is no denying between Busch’s fast laps and his past success on the track that he is the driver to beat on Sunday.

The only negative to be found with Busch is that he’s had his roughest time the last three races since his rookie season in 2005. From 2009-11, Busch won four of five Bristol races. In his last three, he’s finished 12th, 32nd and sixth, which has watered down his career average finish to 10.3.

Both of Busch’s JGR teammates looked outstanding as well. Hamlin, who won at Bristol for the first time last fall, was almost as good as Busch. A notch below would be last weeks winner and two-time Bristol winner Matt Kenseth.

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