Kyle Busch Looking for Third Consecutive Weekend Sweep

Kyle Busch sweeps into Kansas Speedway in Kansas City this weekend, where once again he will be pulling double-duty, driving the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra in Saturday’s SFP 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and the No. 18 M&M’s Camry in Sunday’s STP Gas Booster 500. The last two weekend’s that the Las Vegas native has pulled double-duty – driving in both the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup Series races last weekend at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth and at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. in March – have resulted in victories in both series in the same weekend, so he will be looking to pull off a third consecutive sweep at Kansas this weekend.


After a tough 2012 season, Busch has returned to his winning ways early in the 2013 season, posting four Nationwide Series wins and two Sprint Sup Series wins. Now, he hopes to carry that momentum into Saturday’s 167-lap Truck Series event. The talented driver has finished in the runner-up spot in three of his last four starts in the series, giving him 21 second-place finishes in 105 career starts. Add in his 30 wins, which rank second all-time to Ron Hornaday’s 51, and he has cross the finish line first or second in an amazing 48.6% of his Truck Series starts.


The 27-year-old, who registered a runner-up finish in the Truck Series season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, will be making his second Truck Series start of 2013 and just his second start in NASCAR’s third division at Kansas. Busch started 11th and finished sixth, driving his No. 18 Tundra in the 2011 Truck Series event in the “Sunflower State.”


Busch returns to Kansas this weekend with an old number, a new crew chief and a brand new Tundra underneath him. This time around, he’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 51 – a number he made famous by winning several Truck Series races for Billy Ballew Motorsports from 2006 to 2009 – with Rudy Fugle as his crew chief and KBM-015 being unloaded off the hauler. He’s hoping that the mix of old and new will result in something familiar — a weekend sweep.