Last year, despite going on a terror in the summer months that saw him win three straight races and four in five tries and stamping his name into the Chase for the Sprint Cup even with missing the first 11 races Kyle Busch kind of flew under the radar in the playoffs. But, Busch did what he had to do in the 10 race Chase as he had just one victory in the 2015 playoffs- the most important one – Homestead.
By doing so, he won his first career Sprint Cup championship. Now, here he returns, still in the Chase and going for a second straight title.
Busch, has been quietly stellar once again in the Chase as he’s performing nearly the same as he did a year ago. In 2015, he finished with four straight top five finishes but had six top fives and eight top 10’s in the Chase overall.
This season, he’s been great again. Entering Homestead, he has seven top five finishes and nine top 10’s. He’s finished worst than sixth just once since the Chase opener at Chicagoland where he finished eighth there.
Factor that in to him winning at Homestead in this very same scenario a year ago and having three top sevens in his last four Homestead starts, and you have reason to believe that his No. 18 Toyota may be crossing the finish line first among the four Chasers again this Sunday (2:30 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN).
Busch, can be on to something here and could be hoisting the Cup again for a second straight year.