Kyle Busch fumes at Ricky Stenhouse Jr. for the responsibility that sidelined him out throughout the night at Daytona.
Now with the No.18 Toyota Camry re-built to its strong shape from the wreck, he now hopes to make Kentucky his sixth win of 2018.
Kyle Busch started off from 15th where he ran comfortably inside the Top 10.
Even though he finished 2nd in Stage 1, his No.18 car feels uncomfortable when going loose off the turn.
The No.18 crew added the small chassis adjustment to give Ky. Busch a bit of a boost ahead of the Stage 2 restart.
Kyle Busch still running inside the Top 10 having survived the first two wrecks on Lap 49 & 54.
He tried to stay himself in contention for the lead position when fending off Stenhouse in 3rd.
However, Stenhouse wrecked the rear bumper of the No.18 on the outside lane as he slides off the track with William Byron & Jamie McMurray at Turn 4.
The No.18 Toyota Camry has too much damage on the right front fender & the hood, his night at Daytona ended early.
2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400 Loop Data Statistics
- Start: 15th
- Middle & Finish: 33rd
- Highest Run: 1st
- Lowest Spot: 21st
- Average Position: 23rd
- Pass Difference: 10
- Green Flag Passes: 113, Times Passed: 103
- Quality Passes: 92, 81.4%
- Top 15 Laps: 55, 32.7%
- One Lead Lap, 1.6%
- Total Laps: 64/168
- Driver Rating: 61.7
Kyle Busch’s Kentucky Speedway Cup Record
Since Kentucky played a role at the top level since 2011, Kyle Busch made seven appearances with two wins to his name.
First of his two wins comes during Kentucky’s debut Cup year with a clean run from Pole to Race Winner.
In 2012, he ended up in 10th before scoring two Top 5 runs over the next two years.
- 5th, 2013
- 2nd, 2014
Coming back from his injury in 2015, Kyle Busch immediately made a big splash when he won another Kentucky Cup victory.
On his last two Kentucky starts, he finished 12th two years ago before Kyle Busch ran home 5th last year.
And he never went a lap down in his entire Cup time so far in Joliet, Kentucky.
- Seven Starts
- 1876 of 1876 Laps Completed, 100%
- Two Wins, 28.6%
- Five Top 5, 71.4%
- Six Top 10, 85.7%
- Average Start: 5.9 & Finish: 5.1
His 2018 Season So Far.
- 18 Starts
- 4900 of 5140 Laps Completed, 95.3%
- 948 Laps Led
- Five Wins, 27.8%
- 12 Top 5, 66.7%
- 14 Top 10, 77.8%
- Average Start: 8.5 & Finish: 8.3
- DNF: One, Drivetrain (Dover).
- He currently leads the Drivers’ Standings with 749 Points.
- 25th, Daytona 500
- 7th, Atlanta
- 2nd, Las Vegas & Phoenix
- 3rd, Fontana
- 2nd, Martinsville
- 1st, Texas, Bristol & Richmond
- 13th, Talladega
- 35th, Dover
- 10th, Kansas
- 1st, Charlotte
- 3rd, Pocono
- 4th, Michigan
- 5th, Sonoma
- 1st, Chicagoland
- 33rd, Daytona 2
It’s unlucky to see Kyle Busch get unfairly collected by Stenhouse who took responsibility for the big wrecks from Saturday.
Now it’s halfway through the week & he’s jetting off to Kentucky to work on getting the No.18 Toyota Camry up to speed.
He hopes that his fast race car is still 100% to get through victory lane for the sixth time in 2018.
Kyle Busch made a stunning last lap dash against the other Kyle in Larson a fortnight ago at Chicagoland.
Will he go on and make his Kentucky win No.3 & still not go a lap down?
Let’s find out this Saturday at 7 PM LIVE on NBCSN.
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