As Kyle Busch cruised to his 4th Sprint Cup victory this season last Sunday at Dover, and it leads many to think that he is a lock for the 2008 Sprint Cup championship. When you're putting your "Sure Thing" money down for the championship don't forget we were saying the same thing about Jeff Gordon last season, where Gordon had a 317 point lead going into the chase for the cup and still ended up short in his quest for a 5th Cup Championship.
There are 3 more things that could harm Busch's chances other than the point reset after Richmond:
1. Getting Burned Out (he is running so many races you have to wonder if it will eventually take its toll on the young Busch).
2. He's not making any friends (with his hardheaded driving style this season especially Busch hasn't been making near as many friends as he has enemies that may come back to bite him in the chase when some of his enemies aren't racing for a championship).
3. The possibility of a Joe Gibbs Racing meltdown due to the distractions from Tony Stewart's contract situation.
In my opinion the only thing that can truly beat Kyle Busch this season is himself. He is having a fantastic season thus far, but it isn't over until November.