Well, Kyle Busch is back.
That’s part of the reason why Joe Gibbs Racing is the second-most valuable team in NASCAR according to Forbes.com, and it’s part of the reason why he’s looking to sweep the weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
The driver of the M&M’s Toyota Camry is starting up front for the 53rd annual Food City 500 at Bristol and is hotter than a hot tamale this weekend. Busch has dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, setting a track record during qualifying on Friday. He was ran the fastest lap during both the second and the final practice, after finishing third in the first practice.
Busch’s car isn’t just good on the short run either. He put up the fastest 10-lap average during the second practice and was second behind his teammate, Denny Hamlin, during final practice.
Joe Gibbs Racing is fully prepared for this weekend, as each of their three cars have been running up front since they arrived at Bristol earlier in the week. Busch’s team is ready for the Food City 500 and they have a strong chance of ending the day in Victory Lane.
Busch dominated the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 at Bristol on Saturday afternoon, where he led 156 of the 300 laps en route to victory. Though it didn’t come easy by any means, thanks to a hard fight by Kyle Larson, he was still able to win his 53rd NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
It could be a sign for what’s to come later this afternoon. He hasn’t visited the winner’s circle in quite some time, and he’s looking to get his sixth win in the Sprint Cup Series at Bristol.
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