Kyle Bush has now won three of the last four NASCAR races after coming back from an injury in the Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR gave Busch a waiver to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup without starting every race leading up to the Chase. He still has to make it up to the top 30 in points to be eligible for the Chase after winning a race. NASCAR will not waive the top 30 point rule!
Why should NASCAR waive this rule? They shouldn’t! Kyle Busch is showing that he is Chase worthy all on his own. Think about it. Only Jimmie Johnson has more wins than Busch this season with four. Kyle Busch is making a huge statement. He is saying, I’m back and I’m worthy.
NASCAR cannot waive this rule because the old time fans, those who already hate the Chase, will be even more disenfranchised. These fans think that a championship needs to be won by racing all the races and scoring top finishes. They are not wrong but there should be a balance between racing at all cost and racing to win. That is what the Chase is all about. Kyle racing like he is just shows what that thinking is all about.
Kyle Busch is doing everything possible to make his Championship run this year worthy for the fans and NASCAR should be very happy. He is 58 points behind 30th well within striking distance of making the top 30 in points. It’s going to happen!
“I don’t think any of us would have. This is such an awesome win and such an awesome comeback. I just can’t say enough about everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing, the work that they’ve put in. Our cars are a lot better than what they were last year. It’s so much fun to win these races and to win with this group of guys – Adam Stevens (crew chief) and this bunch, all my pit crew since 2008, they deserve all this.” Kyle Busch added. “Can’t say enough about Interstate Batteries – Happy Birthday Norm Miller – and M&M’s Crispy, Toyota, Sprint. This Camry was awesome today. Of course the fans, this is a crazy sport and you never know how it’s always going to turn out, but that coming to pit road I thought I had a tire going down and there was oil on the track. Luckily I got back to the lead lap before the yellow came out, but that saved us right there.”
If Kyle Busch should not get into the top 30 he should be very proud of his season this year in the Sprint Cup Series. If he should then the other competitors need to watch out. He is a changed man and on a mission for a championship.
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