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Wins: 21 Cup, 48 NNS, 28 CWTS
Championships: one NNS (2009)
Career Highlights: One of only two drivers (Ron Hornaday) to win five truck starts in a row
With 97 career wins, it’s hard to argue that Shrub is not worthy of consideration for the Hall of Fame right now.
He’s just 26 years old, though. He likely has another 15-20 years left in his career.
The only thing that could derail Busch’s Hall of Fame hopes is a major scandal. It’s too hard to look past his on-track performance. He’s dominated both the NNS and CWTS series over the past few seasons.
However, his overly-aggressive driving style and lackadaisical attitude have quelled what could have become a massive fan base if one looked at results alone.
He may never win a fan vote, but he’s already won the respect of true race car drivers the world over.
And he will be a member of the Hall of Fame.