Kyle Busch Poised To Set NASCAR Record in Kentucky

Horn FanSenior Writer IJuly 18, 2008

Kyle Busch has been having a dream year, winning in all three major series, and he could be making NASCAR history Saturday night in Sparta, Ky.

Should Kyle win the Built Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway, he will have accomplished something no other NASCAR driver has ever done: win consecutive races in each of NASCAR's three national series.

Busch won both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Chicagoland Speedway and has set himself up for the NASCAR record books should he win in Kentucky.

The Craftsman race will be Busch's only NASCAR race this week, with Sprint Cup having a off week. The Nationwide Series will also run Saturday night at Gateway International Raceway.

Busch has made a commitment to Billy Ballew to run as many CTS races as he can, to help Ballew Motorsports win the Owner's Championship. Busch's ambition has caused him to have a hectic travel schedule when the trucks aren't racing at the same track as Cup cars.

It's noteworthy to mention that Busch does not collect a paycheck from Ballew Motorsports, just the commitment to proved him with a CTS truck ride. That's pretty cool arrangement.

Busch in 2008 has run eight of 12 races, has one pole, two wins, four top-five, and six top-10 finishes. Although he's twenty in CTS driver standings, he does have Ballew Motorsports fifth in the Owner's Championship. Only 63 points behind the leading No. 33 truck from Kevin Harvick, Inc. and driven by Ron Hornaday.

With 13 races still to be run in the CTS, the odds are in Busch's favor to pull it off and win the owner's championship. Which would be the first Championship for Billy Ballew, who's been involved in the series since 1996.