Race for the Chase: Kyle Busch // 4 Days ’til Daytona


Kyle Busch — #18

  • Team: Joe Gibbs Racing / Toyota
  • Wins In 2013: 4
  • Last Year Chase Result: 4th
  • Kyle’s 2013 In A Nutshell: Caddyshack (1980)

Carl Spackler: So we finish the 18th and he’s gonna stiff me. And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.

Why Kyle Busch will not win the chase in 2014:nscs_kyle_busch.png.main

I’m not really sure what that quote has to do with Kyle’s last season. But it’s a great quote. Maybe one of my all-time favorite scenes in a movie. Oh. Kyle’s number is 18 and the Lama is talking about the 18th hole. Synchronicity. Oh maybe the Lama is Joe Gibbs, and Kyle, like Carl, is just asking for something, you know, for the effort? Eh. Oh so basically when the Lama tells Bill Murray that there will be no money (Championships), but when he dies (retires) he will receive total consciousness (relief knowing that he is/was one of the better most exciting drivers of his era). Nailed it.

Why Kyle Busch will win the chase in 2014:

Kyle Busch is due. Would you believe that Kyle has been around for almost 10 years now and hasn’t once finished a year ranking higher than 4th? Like I said, he is due. With 28 career Sprint Cup victories, 24 of those have come in the last 6 years. He had his best year ever last year with 4 wins, 16 top fives and 22 top tens. He is due. He is on the right track path. The reason Busch the younger will win this year is due to the fact that he (hopefully) has finally gotten his attitude in check. He’s really come a long way in the past few years, I mean between both him and his brother, you could have one hell of an anger management class. I think Kurt has settled down. And I think little brother Kyle sees that. And knows that he can’t be the wild boy, bully, loose cannon, reckless driver of the past and win a Championship. It just doesn’t happen unless your name is Dale Earnhardt. And it’s not. I’ve said it before, and maybe about a few other drivers, but Kyle included – he may be the most talented drivers on the track. The amount of times this guy saves the car from going into the wall, or Kevin Harvick or just getting loose and spinning out is amazing. He can drive the hell out of the car. And if he decides to keep it under control. He is going to get himself that long overdue Championship and we are going to see a hell of a lot of crazy good donuts in Miami.

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