CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch has shown repeatedly he can win at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the Nationwide and Truck series. The question remains whether he can capture that elusive first Sprint Cup victory.
Busch dominated Saturday, racing to his sixth Nationwide Series victory of the season and record seventh career win at the 1.5-mile track. He also was Truck Series winner at the track last week, his fifth victory in that circuit at Charlotte.
Today, he looks to make it a clean sweep of all three series events with a win in the Coca-Cola 600. Busch has finished in the top eight in 10 of the last 11 Sprint Cup races at CMS but has never won — a clear source of frustration.
"Definitely" Busch said. "I have been close here so many years. Two years ago at the fall race I led a ton of laps and then Matt Kenseth passed me with like eight laps to go. I've certainly had some devastating moments here at this race track."
He thinks he has a "top five" car for today.
There was no doubt he had the top car Saturday.
Ten years and a day after his Nationwide debut, Busch won for the record 57th time in the series.
Busch started on the front row and led 186 of the 200 laps. That's the most laps led at this race since Dale Earnhardt led 194 in 1986.
Busch managed several late restarts to break a tie with Mark Martin for the most Nationwide victories at the track.