Bristol II: Kyle Busch preview

BUSCH GUNNING FOR MORE BRISTOL GLORY HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 18, 2009) - Kyle Busch has dominated at Bristol before. Earlier this season, he led 156 laps en route to a sixth-place finish. He's also won at Bristol, claiming his...

BUSCH GUNNING FOR MORE BRISTOL GLORY

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 18, 2009) - Kyle Busch has dominated at Bristol before. Earlier this season, he led 156 laps en route to a sixth-place finish. He's also won at Bristol, claiming his first Nationwide Series victory at the track in 2006, albeit only having led 12 laps.

He hasn't done both though. This weekend, Busch looks to put on a dominant performance under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in what is consistently one of the most exciting events of each racing season. And if a dominating showing could culminate in a win, not only would it expand his Nationwide Series point lead and be his seventh win of the 2009 season, it would also be the first time Busch could cap off a dominant showing for a victory at Bristol in Nationwide Series competition.

Busch isn't a stranger to victory lane at Bristol. His one Nationwide Series win is joined by two victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2007 and 2009) and one in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (in 2008). This weekend at Bristol, Busch is slated to compete in all three series.

Busch's banner point day at Michigan International Speedway last weekend widened his series lead over second-place Carl Edwards, now holding on to a 339-point cushion.

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The Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway will air on ESPN2 on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 pm EST.

KYLE BUSCH ON RACING AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

What makes Bristol Motor Speedway such a fun track for you?

"Since they repaved it, it's changed for the better. Bristol used to be a track where you could charge the corners a little bit and get it right in and down to the bottom of the track. You kind of would go through the middle of the corner and then slingshot out on the exits. Now, it's just so smooth that you're easy in, you're kind of easy through the center, and you're easy off. The track is a little slower than I think it was because they reduced some banking in order to put sort of the progressive banking into it to make the outside groove better for the fans. The fans don't like it because we don't bump each other out of the way as much and spin each other out anymore to try to make a pass. We're actually able to race side-by-side and not hit each other. To me, Bristol is a fun track now-I think it's better than what it was."

In his first two starts at Bristol, Kyle Busch finished in third-place in both races. In ten career starts at Bristol, Busch has finished inside the top seven in eight out of the ten races.

Busch has led a total of 344 laps of Nationwide Series competition at Bristol. Busch's success in the Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series races at Bristol have come in the daylight (the spring race), while his lone Camping World Truck Series victory came after sundown (in the fall race).

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Carl Edwards , Kyle Busch