Kyle Busch has returned to his winning ways and could begin a new streak in Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 – a streak that is more befitting of the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion and career race wins leader.
By winning last Saturday’s Dollar General 200 Fueled by AmeriGas at Phoenix, Busch put an end to his 24-race winless streak in the NNS. The win, his first in the series since the 2011 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond, increased his wins total to 52, three more than Mark Martin (49).
As the series heads to Las Vegas, his hometown, Busch wants to win again and start a new streak of consecutive race wins. In 11 seasons of competing in NASCAR’s secondary series, Busch’s longest winning streak is three and came in April 2008, when he won at Texas, Phoenix and Mexico City in back-to-back-to-back weekends. He also had three consecutive wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011 (Nashville, Dover, Charlotte).
Although Busch considers Las Vegas his home track, it hasn’t always been the most kind to him. In nine NNS visits to the “Diamond in the Desert,” he’s never won and has only finished on the lead lap four times. His average finishing position at Vegas is 21.8, second lowest among NNS tracks.