And after he won this weekend's Camping World Truck Series, Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, it's impossible to not at least appreciate the skill that the Joe Gibbs Racing driver brings to the table. Busch is also Jones' former boss, and Jones was amazed at Busch's ability to win three national NASCAR races in four nights. Rookie Erik Jones finished second with Denny Hamlin in third, Matt Kenseth in fourth and Busch's brother, Kurt, rounding out the top five.
"That one was a lot harder", Busch said of the Cup win.
Let's have a look at the five drivers with the best chance at taking the checkered flag at this year's Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. He's collected top-10 finishes in each of his last four races.
It was single domination on Wednesday during the NCWTS race for Kyle Busch. Track: Bristol Motor Speedway (oval, 0.53 miles) Race distance: 266.5 miles, 500 laps.
XFINITY Series points leader Elliott Sadler remains winless this season but his third place finish Friday clinched him a spot in the series' playoff field. I'm just excited. We've got a really good 5-Hour Energy Camry.
Busch passed Suarez for the lead on Lap 157, completing a comeback from a pit road penalty before the start of the second stage.
Busch's win at Bristol snaps a stretch of horrendous Cup races at the track. I don't exactly know 100 percent where we are, but I know we're one of the last few spots of non-winners that are still in. There have just been so many kinds of unique winners this year.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hasn't won at Bristol either but in nine career starts, he's never finished worse than 21st.
Chase Elliott is in seventh place in the standings, sitting a healthy 62 points ahead of the cut line, but he is still searching for his first win not only of the season but of his career.
The closing laps of Stage 1 turned into a titanic battle of the Kyles, with Larson and Busch each switching lanes multiple times and playing a game of cat and mouse between lapped cars.
The only thing that could have derailed the juggernaut was a vibration Busch felt after pitting under caution for tires and fuel on Lap 219-that and a side-by-side brush with the lapped No. 90 Chevrolet with Brandon Brown off Turn 2 with 23 laps left. Keselowski claims he's making the change as part of a long-term plan to reposition him to be a Cup Series team owner down the road.
Next up on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is the Bojangles' Southern 500 on September 3 at Darlington Raceway in SC.