Who’s afraid of Kyle Busch?

Kyle Busch celebrated his third win of 2016 Saturday and he may just be getting started. (NASCAR)
Kyle Busch celebrated his third win of 2016 Saturday and he may just be getting started. (NASCAR)
Kyle Busch celebrated his third win of 2016 Saturday and he may just be getting started. (NASCAR)

One down, two to go.  That’s the track record of Kyle Busch as of Saturday night, literally.  There are now two tracks on the NASCAR circuit that Kyle Busch has yet to win at. Prior to Saturday the number stood at three, but Busch took advantage of the misfortune of one Marin Truex Jr. who was no doubt counting his winnings after staging a dominating performance leading nearly all the laps (172 of the 267 run).

It was Truex’s race to lose, and that he did with yet another pit road miscue.  Busch took advantage and led most of the final 69 laps, scoring the 37th win of his career. It was his first at Kansas, a speedway that has been far from his amigo in his 17 starts there.

Busch now has just two tracks left to win at, Charlotte and Pocono; something that many think will happen sooner rather than later. Many think it’s not a matter of if, but when Busch will win at those two tracks, and that would make him the first driver in NASCAR history to do just that.

And the season is just getting started.

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