Indy ORP: Kyle Busch preview

BUSCH SEEKING REPEAT WIN AT RACEWAY PARK HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2009) - Kyle Busch's near-perfect performance at O'Reilly Raceway Park in 2008 cried for an encore showing. This Saturday night, fans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series point ...

BUSCH SEEKING REPEAT WIN AT RACEWAY PARK

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 21, 2009) - Kyle Busch's near-perfect performance at O'Reilly Raceway Park in 2008 cried for an encore showing. This Saturday night, fans of the NASCAR Nationwide Series point leader will see Busch's return to the ORP stage.

A far cry from the pomp and circumstance of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ORP will bring short track racing under the lights to NASCAR fans and might even play host to Busch's third career Nationwide Series win at the track. He's also seeking his seventh series win of 2009.

Last year Busch led 197 out of 200 laps to win at the Clermont, Indiana facility. This year he's hoping to repeat the performance, behind the wheel of his NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry, with a showing just as dominant.

Currently leading the series standings by 212 points over second-place Carl Edwards, Busch is also looking to increase his winning percentage behind the wheel of a NOS-sponsored Nationwide car. Busch has won four out of the seven races, dating back to October 2008, in which NOS has adorned his Toyota Camry.

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The Kroger 200 at O'Reilly Raceway Park will air on ESPN on Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 pm EST.

KYLE BUSCH ON RACING AT O'REILLY RACEWAY PARK

How confident are you of your ability to repeat at O'Reilly Raceway Park?

"I think we've got a good shot at it. Jason (Ratcliff, crew chief) and all the JGR Nationwide guys have been working really hard on our short track program this season and it really showed at Richmond, New Hampshire and Gateway so far this year. I'm hoping it continues this weekend and we can get NOS to victory lane again this weekend.

"The car was perfect last year at ORP and the guys barely changed anything from the time we unloaded and throughout the race. But, this is the time of the year where you really focus on the championship now that we are past halfway. Just like last weekend at Gateway you try to be as patient as possible and when you see a chance to win then you take it. Just because you have the points lead doesn't mean you can relax, that's when bad things can happen and we know that. Hopefully we can keep it going this weekend."

-credit: jgr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Kyle Busch