Busch Has 4 Top 5 Finishes In Last 5 Starts But Still Questioning Speed

Based off finishes, Kyle Busch is well on his way to winning his third NASCAR Cup Series championship. The defending series champion just scored his fourth top five in his last five starts of the year.

Prior to the COVID-19 break, Busch finished second in Fontana and third a week later in Phoenix. Despite that, he said he lucked into those results though.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Busch said after the race in Fontana. “Guys did a great job here though just trying to work on it and trying to make everything we could out of it all day long, all weekend long. Interstate Batteries Camry wasn’t a second place car, but thankfully we got a good finish out of here and try to get some points. Guys are doing all they can, I know along with everybody at TRD (Toyota Racing Development). I appreciate all the hard work, we just have to get a little bit better. We finished the end of last year so strong, I don’t know what we’re missing here. Obviously, it’s a little bit of something here and maybe a little bit of something in a few different areas, but overall good car today.”

Busch went on to say that they were just “slow” all day and that he didn’t know why.

Look at his comments following a top five in Sunday nights Coca-Cola 600.

“We were lucky to steal a fifth-place finish out of it today and we’ll have to go back to work and figure out some things to make our stuff better for when we come back on Wednesday and get back after it,” Busch said in Charlotte.

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While he said prior to that, that they did have some speed, he’s still lacking in the overall race winning speed though. He’s led 14 laps all season, all coming in the season opening Daytona 500.

What’s scary for the field is, he’s getting top fives and even top two or threes without leading any laps. What happens when the pace comes? It’s a long year and normally teams like Busch’s improves as the season goes on. If that’s the case again, he should be hoisting the Cup championship trophy in hopefully Phoenix this Fall.

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