Friday, June 6, 2008

Big Busch's Triple Crown

Big Brown is running Saturday for horse racing’s Triple Crown in Belmont, N.Y., but it’s another horse of sorts that is going for the mind-boggling trifecta this weekend. Kyle Busch will attempt to qualify and race in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions – each of which are at different tracks scattered across the country.

His weekend begins today when he qualifies in Pocono for the Cup race and flies to Ft. Worth, Texas, to drive in the Truck race. He will fly back to Pocono Saturday to practice his Cup car and then jet to Nashville to compete in Nationwide. The weekend ends when Busch starts Sunday’s race at Pocono.

The question is now being posed whether this could hurt his Sprint Cup team. Who cares? This kid has an incredible amount of talent and seems to thrive on driving any car at any track. He seems to get better the more he drives and, more importantly, wins.

Some suspect the amount of traveling could tire him by the time he steps into his Sprint Cup car. Are you kidding me? Most kids his age are binge drinking Thursday night before taking a college final Friday morning. He is young and resilient.

These younger drivers seem to be unflappable in the most difficult conditions. But if Busch wins all three races this weekend, he will be proving that he is unstoppable.

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