Kyle Busch looks to complete Texas sweep in his third attempt
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kyle Busch seeks to become the first driver to sweep three national series NASCAR events in the same weekend at two different tracks.
Busch swept the Truck, Xfinity and Cup races at Bristol in 2010 and 2017.
He’ll try to do so today at Texas Motor Speedway. This will be his third attempt to do so at this 1.5-mile track.
He won both the Truck and Xfinity races at Texas in the fall of 2009 but finished 11th in the Cup race. He won the Truck and Xfinity races there in the fall of 2014 but finished fourth in the Cup race.
Busch has been concerned about his Cup car all weekend and even after his Xfinity win on Saturday, he said more work needed to be done.
“I’ve got a better Interstate Batteries Camry than I did (Friday),” Busch said Saturday after his Xfinity Series win. “We worked on it and tuned on it and made some headway but still not quite where I’d like it to be, but we’ve got to race it out.”
Busch enters today’s race having won nine of the 14 NASCAR nationals series races he’s started this season. He’s won all four Gander Outdoors Truck Series races he’s entered. He’s won three of the four Xfinity races he’s entered (finishing second in the race he didn’t win) and he has won two of the first six Cup races. He has an average finish of 1.8 in all those races. In Cup races only, his average finish falls to 2.7.