Kyle Busch: One Step Closer to Sweeping Phoenix

Camille Jones@annaxcamilleContributor IIIFebruary 27, 2011

AVONDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 26:  Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, points to second place finisher Carl Edwards, driver of the #60 Ford Drive One Ford, as he celebrates at the finish line after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on February 26, 2011 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Open the closet and get out the broom, Kyle Busch is possibly on his way to another trifecta. 

In sweeping the August weekend at Bristol in 2010 by winning the Camping World Truck Series race, Nationwide Series race, and Sprint Cup Series race all in one weekend, he became the first driver ever to make a complete sweep since NASCAR expanded to three national series in 1995.

And now Busch is on his way to yet another non-stop winning weekend here in Phoenix, where's he's always competed strongly and collected multiple wins in previous years.

Friday night's win in the Camping World Truck Series was a clear sign as to how strong he was propelling through his busy weekend, and nothing is slowing him down. 

After starting on the pole in Saturday's Nationwide Series race, he swept all 200 laps with his name at the top of the charts, lapping and dropping cars one-by-one with few cautions to hold him back—making him the only driver to lead from green to checkered in a NASCAR series event since Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed the task in a Nationwide event at Daytona in 2003.

It wasn't until late in the race that he and Carl Edwards began to have an up-front battle, which soon ended with Busch pulling away from the pack yet again and crossing the finish line first. 

With Sunday's Sprint Cup race quickly approaching, its time to hand the broom to it's soon-to-possibly-be rightful owner, Kyle Busch.

So while last weekend at Daytona, a "Cinderella Story" was written when rookie Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500, don't be shocked if Kyle Busch regains a lot of the attention by his attemp—or success—at earning only the second weekend-sweeping trifecta in the NASCAR National series. 


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