Kyle Busch, KBM looking for win number 100

MADISON, ILLINOIS - JUNE 03: Kyle Busch, driver of the #8 3CHI Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Enjoy Illinois 300 at WWT Raceway on June 03, 2023 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has earned more trophies in NASCAR’s three national series – 228 – than anyone in NASCAR history. Championships and dominating race wins have been steady and hard-earned.

However, there is still a short list of significant accomplishments the 38-year old is committed to fulfilling, and this week he’ll have another shot at one of them. His Kyle Busch Motorsports NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series team is one victory short of 100 wins. Normally – thanks primarily to Busch’s dominance racing in that series (63 wins) – the team has collected multiple trophies a year so at one point, it was a foregone conclusion he would hoist that milestone trophy sooner than later. It’s been a little later than Busch would have liked.

So, Busch will make a rare drive himself toward that achievement in Saturday’s CRC Brakleen 150 at Pocono Raceway (Noon ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The Pocono race marks his fifth and final start in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series of 2023 and the veteran competitor is hoping it will be historic. He won in 2015 and 2018 – the only multi-time race winner in truck series history at Pocono Raceway.

“It would certainly be nice because we’ve been talking about it for way too long,’’ Busch said of the historic win. “That would be good. Just having too many opportunities slip away over the past three years of not being able to get to one hundred by now, only winning one race last year, only winning one race this year. It’s been pretty lackluster so would be nice to have a good strong run out here and get back to victory circle.’’