Kyle Busch "Rowdy" Top Tennessee

When it comes to winning at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway the last 10 years, one name comes to mind - Kyle Busch. "Rowdy" tops all NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers (NCWTS) at the Tennessee track with three career wins, is tied with Kevin Harvick with five career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) wins and his five career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins are tied with his brother Kurt and boyhood idol Jeff Gordon for the most among active drivers. The Las Vegas native will take aim at his 14th career National Series victory at the half-mile oval driving the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra in Wednesday night's UNOH 200.

Three of Busch's 13 career National Series wins at the concrete track came on one historic weekend in August of 2010. "Rowdy" made NASCAR history when he became the first driver to sweep all three National Series divisions (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NNS and NCWTS) at the same track on the same weekend. Not only did he win, he did so in impressive fashion, leading 515 of the 956 (54%) laps combined between the three races.


The 28-year-old driver hasn't lucked into his wins in "Thunder Valley," you can usually find him at the front of the pack in all three series. He is approaching 3,000 laps led at Bristol between the three National divisions, leading 343 circuits in the Truck Series, 1,170 in the NNS and 1,431 in Sprint Cup Series action for a total of 2,994 laps across NASCAR's top three divisions. All 343 of his Truck Series laps led came during his three consecutive victories from 2008 to 2010, where he led 56% (343 of 609) of the total laps.


After coming up just short last weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn with a fast ToyotaCare Tundra, you can bet that Busch will take no mercy on the field in the UNOH 200 Wednesday night. There is a pretty good chance you'll find him at the front of the field and when the checkered flag flies, once again Rowdy will be on top in Tennessee.



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Steven B. Wilson

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