Sunday night arrives, a day spent without a NASCAR race. The only thing happening on this very Sunday NASCAR related is the premier of “NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed” on CMT, as a result from a Saturday night Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
After 400 miles, Kyle Busch adds win number 37 to his résumé. Due to a misfortune to Martin Truex Jr. and the 78 team, Busch is the first driver to pick up a third win of the season, solely in the Sprint Cup, and his first in Kansas. Due to the misfortune, Truex led 172 laps out of 267 when he was struck by a vibration that cost him his fourth career win in the Sprint Cup.
Can Busch be put to a stop on winning a second straight Sprint Cup? Not to get ahead of myself, but Busch did bring his winning formula to the 2016 season. If his third win of the season isn’t enough, you can catch him on Saturdays steam rolling the young guns of the Xfinity Series when not loaning his ride to Matt Tifft, the 19 year old college student. Anything can be said about Kyle Busch, but it must be said that the Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports teams cannot be stopped. To stem from that, Friday night hosted the Camping World Truck Series race, where an 18 year old William Byron picked up his first career Truck Series win. The young Byron is just one of the many talented drivers of Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Needless to say from a Sunday-free Sprint Cup race, this weekend was a Joe Gibbs fest. For Hendrick fans, Jimmie Johnson picked up the win at Dover in May last season. Johnson also holds the record for most wins at Dover with 10.