Triple Duty: Busch Looks For Streak of His Own

30 May 2014 NASCAR Wire Service
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Kyle Busch is three-for-three this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. A fourth at Dover would match a personal best. And the way he run in the trucks, count him as one of the odds-on favorites at a track that sits adjacent to a casino.

If Busch can go four-for-four in this Friday afternoon's Lucas Oil 200 (5:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1), he will equal a career best mark of five consecutive wins (Busch also won last season's finale at Homestead-Miami). Busch last won five starts in a row in 2009.

Dover, a one-mile track, is one that would have fit the criteria for an Erik Jones start. Jones, who shares the No. 51 Toyota with Busch, is under 18 years old, and as such, can only run tracks that are less than 1.25 miles in length.

But Busch wanted this one. Why? For the chance at a rare triple-header sweep -- wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Busch pulled off the triple sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2010, and is still the only driver to accomplish the feat.

“I’ve been very successful in all three series at Dover, so this spring race is one that I look at as a possible triple-win weekend," Busch said. "The concrete surface is very slick and some drivers don’t like the concrete feel one bit, while other drivers like it. For me, I enjoy going to Dover and Bristol. They are fun places to race because they are challenging and other drivers don’t necessarily get it. The race tracks are slick and having the right mindset going into those races can give you an advantage over the guys that aren’t looking forward to racing there.”

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