Kyle Busch aims to shake drought on the road
Kyle Busch aims to shake drought on the road.
The circumstances are different, but the statistic is still the same.
Not completely healed, Busch was still hurting.
Through the season’s first 15 races, Busch, like all of his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates, is disappointingly winless and a playoff spot, while not out of reach, is not a guarantee either.
"That weekend was certainly a good start to our championship run," Busch recalled of his 2015 Sonoma win.
"To go out there and win the race after where we were after Michigan the previous week, it gave us all the confidence that we still had a shot to win the (playoffs).
The victory was Busch’s second at the 12-turn road course.
"Sonoma is a place where you can’t necessarily run 100 percent every lap," Busch said of handling the conditions.
The better you can take care of those tires, and the more you take care of yourself, then the more you take care of your car.
However, Busch is confident his car is fast enough for the race, as he has often been this year with nearly 800 laps led and four top-three finishes.