Kansas City, Kansas City (AP) —Kyle Busch left his tattered car in a controversial manner in Darlington last weekend. His once promising run in NASCAR’s slowback race ended with frustration after Brad Keselowski’s blown front tires spun him.
It didn’t take long for Bush’s week to get much better.
Two days later, Bush and his wife, Samantha, welcomed their baby daughter to the world after spending years dealing with infertility. Lennix Key was born by her agent and has her son Brexton, who will soon be seven years old, as his brother, putting everything else in the right perspective as if Busch needed help in that regard.
“I have a private life and a racing life, a private life and a career, and I want to interpret it, but I want to interpret it,” Bush explained on Saturday at the Kansas Speedway.
Given his recent performance in Kansas, his roller coaster week could certainly end on a high Sunday.
Once a mile and a half broken heart, Bush could actually crash as much as reaching the finish line with a single piece, but it has become one of his favorite places. He has won 11 Top 10 finishes and two victories on his last 14 trips to Kansas and is the defending winner of last year’s regular season race, just west of downtown Kansas.
It’s hard to believe that Bush once crashed there from three consecutive races.
“Even in the last few times before winning there, we did some really strong runs,” Bush said. “I think we’ve finished in the top five for five consecutive races, and we’re in the top ten a lot, so it’s a place where we really got it, and now we’ve won two. Preparing for that place. It seems that I was able to grasp it. “
In other words, Bush leads 18 laps and is a good place to chase Darlington, who was near the front for most of the day.
After that, Keselowski blew his tires off and hit the wall, gathering Bush on a shipwreck and causing terrible damage to Car 18’s Joe Gibbs racing car, dragging him on the pit road. But instead of carrying it to the garage, Bush was forced to park it and leave, closing the pit-road until NASCAR was able to move.
Bush later didn’t think it was important, and he said he couldn’t turn to the garage anyway. But nevertheless, the move has been criticized by NASCAR analysts Clint Bowyer and others for its seemingly immature nature.
Aside from that, the truck situation has been good for Bush these days. He scored a playoff spot on Bristol’s dirt a month ago, finished third in Taradiga, and led Dover’s most laps a few weeks ago.
Things were going well, even in front of the house where Bush was finally learning to be two fathers.
“It was great. I’m really grateful for all the blessings we’ve received over the years, the hardships and trying to get to where we are today,” he says. I did. “It really makes sense to have our baby girl at home. Renix is doing well. Mom is acclimatizing and doing well. We are working on one-on-one interviews with our children. She is a year old. I’m sure it will change as I take it, but I’m enjoying every moment so far. “
ODDS and ENDS
Kyle Larson is the most popular race in the 6-1 race on Sunday. According to FanDuel SportsbookAfter winning Kansas in October on the way to the Cup Series Championship. Hendrick Motorsport teammates Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin and Joe Gibbs Racing’s Chase Elliott are 7-1 and Rothschild Stain is 8-1 for the third time of the season.
New car, old result
Hendrick Motorsport will try to make a 3 to 3 next-generation car on a mile and a half truck this weekend. Alex Bowman won Las Vegas earlier this season and William Byron won in Atlanta.
Joey Logano, who won Darlington last week, crashed near the end of Saturday’s practice. The wreck occurred after Logano’s commander was kicked out and lost his pit choice due to two failed inspections.
Time to be happy
Kevin Harvick, fourth in Darlington, hopes to bring Kansas an edge to his first victory since Bristol on September 19, 2020. His three victories in Kansas are most associated with Hamlin, Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon in history.
Logano became the tenth driver in the first 12 races last weekend to spin William Byron to the wall on the penultimate lap and win one of the 16 playoff spots. This means that there is increasing pressure on Harvick, Tyler Redick, and anyone else who hasn’t won at the midpoint of the regular season.
“I think that’s what NASCAR combined with this playoff system. Winning is very meaningful and we do what we need to do when it happens,” Austin Dillon said. “If you don’t, I think everyone’s organization will be upset.”
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