Kurt Busch: Hope Still in Sight

Mitch HeathCorrespondent IJune 29, 2008

Sunday at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, rain fell down ending the race early, but pride rose high for Kurt Busch.

With his last win coming at the Michigan Speedway way last August, you could say that this win has been overdue.

Kurt has spent most of the 2008 season following the shadow of his younger brother Kyle, who has five wins this season. Kurt has one win, and with a previous best finish this season of second during the Daytona 500 in February.

Kurt, 22nd in Sprint Cup points, has been plagued with many inconsistent races and finishes, but the Las Vegas native has not given up despite his rather harsh luck this season.

With one of the most successful men in racing as his team owner (Roger Penske) and his well respected crew chief Pat Tryson, Kurt Busch was bound to get another win sooner or later.

Although Sunday's race may not have ended the way he might have liked it to have, the feeling of being in victory lane was certainly well-deserved and fought for.

Since this is only week 16 of the NASCAR season and the Chase for the Cup starts in about 10 races, who knows what the future may have in store for the 29 year-old driver of the No. 2 Miller Light Dodge: Kurt Busch.