Kyle Busch Eyeing the Broom Stick at Dover

Rowdy has been hot as of late. Kyle Busch has won the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series events at Dover International Speedway, and there has been no one to stop him.

After leading 75 percent of the laps during the Truck Series race, Busch conquered the Nationwide Series circuit, pacing the field for 124 of the 200 laps in the Buckle Up 200. The dominating efforts are no surprise as Busch has had extensive success at Dover in each of NASCAR’s top-three divisions since he joined the Sprint Cup Series with Hendrick Motorsports in 2005.

Busch has two Sprint Cup Series victories at Dover entering Sunday’s 400-mile spectacle. After leading 150 or more laps in two of the last three Dover races, Busch has a realistic shot at getting the broom stick out for his second career weekend sweep. Starting in the second position, Busch will have to battle pole sitter, Brad Keselowski, as well as Jimmie Johnson – who has the most career victories at Dover with eight.

During practice for the FedEx 400, Busch did not put up any stunning single lap speeds, but he had a fast car on the long run. Even though he was 15th in practice, Busch was fifth in the 10 consecutive lap averages in the second practice. However, as the track heated up early Saturday afternoon, Busch’s No. 18 Toyota was 18th of 29 cars to run 10 consecutive laps on the track.

With his pair of victories at Dover, Busch is deemed to get another Monster trophy on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, Busch joked about how many Dover trophies he now has – comparing it to his collection of 16 trophies at Bristol. 

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Joseph Wolkin

Joseph Wolkin (@JosephNASCAR) is a sophomore at the Queensborough Community College as an English major. He’s a native of Whitestone, NY, just outside of New York City, and has been attempting to find roots of motorsports within his area since 2004. He started out as just a fan, but over the course of his high school career, he ended up falling in love with writing.

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