Following a second place finish at Las Vegas, Kyle Busch was pleased with the runner-up effort. He said he nor anyone else had anything for Kevin Harvick that day. Following another second place run the next week at Phoenix, Busch was getting frustrated. He had a race-high in laps led but a costly pit stop forced him to come home runner-up again to Harvick. Last weekend, he led the second most laps and started the race second, but he had nothing for Martin Truex Jr. and would finish third.
He was frustrated that his Toyota didn’t have the speed that Truex’s Toyota had. Then, he was frustrated with social media after wards saying that he didn’t decline an interview with FOX after the race and didn’t skip out of the media center post race press conference, rather that he was never approached by the network and NASCAR didn’t invite him to the press conference.
Frustrations are going more and more in the Busch camp. That’s even more reason to not bet against him in Sunday’s STP 500 (2 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Martinsville (VA) Speedway this weekend.
Busch, is at his best when he’s “Rowdy.” Add to the fact on how dominant he’s been at Martinsville in the past, and you get a perfect storm. Since Oct. 2012 (10 starts), Busch has finished in the top five in seven of them. Five of those seven have come in his last five starts there.
He led 274 laps last spring in Martinsville and finished second to Brad Keselowski. He led 352 more in the spring of 2016 but this time won. He led 184 laps in his win last Fall.
As you can see, that’s a lot of laps led and a lot of good finishes.
Watch out for Busch on Sunday.