Martinsville, Va– Kyle Busch is making sure that his name will be forever remembered in the history books of Nascar. Busch captured victory with winning his 54th Truck series on Saturday but had to endure a couple of obstacles that pushed his patience.
Martinsville is one of the oldest tracks in Nascar and if you do not position your car tight and narrow, you could crash. This track does not give enough room to make wide turns and if you do make a wide turn, trouble could happen. Reid Wilson found that out the hard way when he attempted to be the aggressor trying to keep up in the chase and ultimately spun out of control in Turn 4.
Busch is having a magical season with winning his three starts this year and he praised his team after the win.
“These guys worked really, really hard this weekend,” Busch said of crew chief Rudy Fugle and the No. 51 team. “We unloaded, and I didn’t like where we were at. We made wholesale changes to this thing all weekend long and just tried to keep improving this Cessna Beechcraft Tundra and make it faster.”
“All these guys kept trying to make it turn the center (of the corner) better. At Martinsville, you have to turn the center without getting too loose in or too loose off. We had enough tire at the end to hold them all off.”
As it stands, Busch is the favorite to win on Sunday, but there are some guys that can compete and upset Busch from getting another victory.
Joey Logano dominated the qualifying round with a time of.526. Last week Logano had to survive a couple of late moves to put him into second place, but his team needs to be perfect in order to beat Busch. Busch won because his team told him not to pit early. Busch’s team won the race because of a caution late in the race and the experience that they have to take know when to be patient or aggressive.
Tomorrow, Lagano has to be aggressive and not wait until the last moment to make his move to get into position to attempt to upset Busch.