Kyle Busch will attempt to win all three NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
If he’s successful, it will mark only the second time in NASCAR history that a driver has swept all three weekend events.
The previous winner to do so?
Kyle Busch, of course, in August 2010 at Bristol.
Busch will drive the No. 18 DoubleMint Toyota in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race, the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the Nationwide Series event and the No. 51 Dollar General Toyota in the Camping World Truck Series.
“I love Bristol, and getting back there running all three divisions is going to be fun again,” Busch said in a Joe Gibbs Racing team media release. “Being able to get back in the Truck, of course, and then run the Nationwide car and also run the Cup car. … . We’d love to be able to repeat 2010 – that would be amazing – and do another trifecta.”
Busch, 29, loves racing at the .533-mile oval, but his overall success in recent years has not been as good as he’d like.
“Since they’ve ground that place, it’s not necessarily been my best track lately,” Busch said. “So, I’ve got some work to do to figure out how to get better there and make it happen.”
Like a good race car driver, Busch also gave kudos to his primary sponsor for this week. Normally, we’d omit something like that, but in this case we’ll leave that reference in because there is some relevance and similarity to what Busch did in 2010.
“We’re excited to have Doublemint on the car this weekend,” Busch said. “It’s the company’s 100th anniversary this year and it was on my car for the sweep in 2010, so hopefully we can bring them back to victory lane on Saturday night..”
Busch was nothing short of dominant in that August 2010 weekend, leading a race-high 282 laps in the Sprint Cup race en route to victory lane, while also leading 514 of a possible 956 laps across all three series races there.
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