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Busch Going for Historic 3 Consecutive Win Mark



Not much is missing from Kyle Busch’s impressive racing resume. The only active track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series he has not won on is Charlotte. In this weekend’s Bank of America 500, Busch is looking for 3 consecutive wins that would be history making.

The most recent driver to win 3 consecutive Cup Series races was Joey Logano. In 2015, he swept all 3 races in the Playoffs Round of 12. Busch also won 3 consecutive times earlier that season. If Kyle can repeat that feat by winning Charlotte on Sunday, he will be the only driver with wins at every track on the circuit. His stats at Charlotte are nothing to bet against.

In 27 starts at NASCAR’s home track, Busch boasts 11 top 5s, 16 top 10s, and a 15th place average finish. He won the All-Star race at Charlotte earlier this year as well as finished second in the Coca-Cola 600. Also, he got his first career win at Pocono Raceway in August.

Busch currently has all the momentum a driver could ask for. In the first 3 Playoff races, he has 2 wins and 302 laps led. If not for a pit road speeding penalty in Chicago, he may already have 3 consecutive wins. A win at Charlotte would also put Busch through to the Round of 8, taking pressure off the 18 team for Talladega and Kansas.

Las Vegas insiders have Busch listed at 5-1 odds to win this weekend. In conclusion, expect the Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota team to be a strong contender on Sunday. The Bank of America 500 will be broadcast live on Sunday at 2 PM EST on NBC, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. TSJNASCAR will also have special coverage of this event.