One thing Kyle Busch has proven in his 15th season as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is that he’s got the PEDIGREE® of a winner in NASCAR’s top series, having scored 54 victories and sitting tied for 10th on the all-time wins list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Lee Petty.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 PEDIGREE® Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), has been nothing short of impressive during the first 10 races of 2019, with a series high three wins, six top-five finishes, and the first driver since 1990 to score top-10 finishes in each of the first 10 races of a season.
The 2015 Cup Series champion enters Sunday’s Gander RV 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway carrying the banner for the PEDIGREE® brand, which operates under the belief that dogs and humans benefit each other and its passion to help dogs in need find a forever home. For Busch, it wouldn’t be a stretch to call victory lanes on the NASCAR tour his forever home as he’s amassed more than 200 overall wins among NASCAR’s top three series.
At Dover’s high-banked, concrete oval affectionately known as the “Monster Mile,” Busch and his PEDIGREE® team have a strong resume with his third career and most recent Cup Series win there coming in October 2017 on a dramatic, late-race pass of Chase Elliott.
In addition to his three career wins at Dover, Busch and his PEDIGREE® team have some impressive stats there to bolster their confidence this weekend. Along with the wins in NASCAR’s top series, Busch has scored five NASCAR Xfinity Series wins and four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series wins. He’s led 1,209 laps in his previous 28 Cup Series starts there, an average of almost 43.1 per race. Busch has also scored 12 top-five finishes and 16 top-10s at the track.
So, as Busch and his PEDIGREE® team prepare for battle, it’s with the confidence he knows how to get the job done at Dover. Besides, his winning PEDIGREE® could be just what he needs to make yet another trip to victory lane on the Delmarva Peninsula, along with extending his impressive top-10 streak to start the season.