NASCAR CHAMPIONSHIP 4: Kyle Busch
Alt_Driver’s Cole Frederick is making the case for each of the Championship 4 to win the title on Sunday. Here. he makes the case for the most recent of the four to win a title — Kyle Busch.
Kyle Busch doesn’t have the most wins this season — that honor belongs to Martin Truex Jr. — but the 2015 Cup Series champion has a great chance to win his second title on Sunday at Homestead.
Busch has five wins this year, and his No. 18 Toyota has been faster than any other car aside from Truex’s No. 78. It took Busch a while to win his first race of the year, but once he did, he rattled off several wins in the second half of the season.
He has the championship pedigree as he’s only two years removed from his first championship, and he has made the Championship 4 at Homestead in four of the last five seasons.
Busch has one win at Homestead, which came in 2015, but he’s been in this situation many times in his career and knows what to expect on Sunday afternoon.
If Busch wins, he’ll become the 16th driver in NASCAR history to win two or more Cup Series championships. He’d join a historic list of drivers, and Jimmie Johnson is the only current driver to have more than one championship.
Busch has three wins this postseason, which is tied for first with Truex, and he won the first race in the Round of 8 before hitting cruise control in the final two races of the round.
Busch finished sixth at Homestead last year, and while his average finish at Homestead is 19.8, he has four top-10s in his last five trips to Miami.
Experience is on his side, and Busch is never lacking in confidence. When the checkered flag is waved on Sunday evening, Busch will be the one taking home the championship.