Kyle Busch Begins Another Attempt At First Weekend Trifecta At TMS

M Brian LadnerCorrespondent INovember 7, 2009

Friday night was another banner night for Kyle Busch—the banner being yet another checkered flag for the 24-year-old driver's growing collection.

Not only did he win the Winstar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, his first at the Texas Motor Speedway, but in doing so he began yet another quest for the first-ever trifecta of wins at a single track in a weekend.

Saturday Busch will start sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge race, where he has won the last three races in a row. Sunday he will start fifth in the Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. 

When asked about his chances to be the first to ever win all three races at a track in a single weekend, Busch immediately responded, "I hope I didn't screw it up for tomorrow"—a reference to his desire to do well in the NNS race where he currently has a fairly commanding lead in the series' championship standings.

"I've never won here in a truck but I've won the Nationwide races here the past...three times in a row. It would be pretty awesome to get them all three done here at Texas," Busch added.

"I've wanted to win a truck race here for a long time, so this is pretty cool, and as soon as I get a Cup win here, another one will get knocked off the list," he continued, referring to adding another to the list of tracks where he has won in all three major series.

He came close to completing the weekend trifecta in February of this year when he won both the NCWTS and NNS races on the same day at the Auto Club Speedway and finished third in the Cup race the next day. 

The victory was Busch's 16th truck series win of his career (out of 67 starts) and the seventh of this year (out of 13 starts), including the last five he has started in a row. Since reuniting before the August Bristol race, Busch and crew chief Richie Wauters have been undefeated.

The win also helped close the gap between the No. 51 team owned by Billy Ballew and Kevin Harvick's No. 33 team, driven by series points leader Ron Hornaday, to 75 points.

This was also Busch's 18th trip to victory lane this year and his 60th career win across all three series.

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