By AMANDA VINCENT
Nearly a year after claiming his first NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch is heading to the White House to be honored by President Barack Obama as the 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion. The 2015 champ is scheduled to be honored at 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Busch’s championship run began 12 races late after he suffered fractures in his right leg and left foot in February in the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season, but five races after his return, Busch claimed a road-course win at Sonoma Raceway. A couple of races later, at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, he began a string of three-straight wins. He posted four regular season wins en route to the top-30 of the points standings and qualification in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Once the 10-race Chase got underway, Busch hit a winless streak but ran consistently enough to advance from one round to the next. He then closed out the season in victory lane after the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November to claim his first Sprint Cup.
Busch is, once again, a Chase contender. After heading into the Chase tied with Brad Keselowski for most regular-season wins with four, Busch is a favorite to claim a second-straight title.
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