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Kyle Busch: Championship On The Line at Homestead

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A Kyle Busch championship is hopefully in the works come Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Media Day 2017 took place this afternoon, and Kyle Busch was thinking about a championship trophy.

Busch said that he would race anyone the way they race him, as the “wise” Chase Elliott had once told him.

The Joe Gibbs driver is “trying” for his second cup championship this weekend and we should talk about his career.

Busch won his first cup trophy in 2015 after pulling away from fellow title contender Kevin Harvick.

It was a late race restart to capture the checkered flag and his first title.


Kyle has two top five finishes at Homestead, and has made it to the Championship 4 in the new playoff format 3 times.

He has racked up 5 wins in the 2017 season, 3 during the Playoffs. His wins came at Pocono, Dover, Bristol, New Hampshire and Martinsville.

In 2017, he leads the series with the most Coors Light Pole Awards at 8.

Homestead-Miami speedway has also been good to Busch in the laps led category – a whopping 279.

Busch is looking to become the 16th driver in the history of the series to win at least 2 championships.

He would join such legends such as Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and Tony Stewart.

Since Kyle has paired up with crew chief Adam Stevens, the two have combined to post 14 wins, 41 top 5’s and three consecutive final 4 appearances.

Coach Joe Gibbs can be proud of his driver helping him to achieve 4 championships at the highest level in motorsports.


Kyle is not the only one looking for his second Monster Energy Cup championship. He has to also battle Kevin Harvick (who won in 2014) and Brad Keselowski who secured his first title in 2012.

Busch’s first win of the year was the July Pocono race, and won his second at Bristol in the fall.

This leaves only Charlotte he has yet to win a points race at.

Busch scored 2 wins in the round of 16, and almost missed out getting into in the round of 12 with finishes outside the top 25 at Charlotte and Talladega.

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Since 2010 I have been covering motorsports for different media outlets, including, The Lawrence Eagle Tribune and WHAV Radio. New England born and raised, following NASCAR is a passion of mine which I hope to turn into a full time opportunity

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