Get Used to Hearing it – Kyle Busch Sprint Cup Champion

Sporting News Said

Kyle Busch did more in 25 races than almost every other driver did in 36.

Kyle Busch Champion

Kyle Busch Champion

Busch won five races, second only to Joey Logano’s six. He finished with five wins, 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 25 races — championship numbers by any measure.

Shortly after returning from a severely broken leg, Busch went on one of the most amazing streaks in recent years, winning four of five races to not only make him eligible for the Chase, but prove emphatically that he belonged there.

The new Chase is all about winning races — that’s how you qualify for the Chase and earn a guaranteed spot. Busch met that qualification, and then some.

Once in the Chase, Busch raced smartly and consistently and did everything he had to do to make it to the championship race. Once there, he rose to the occasion, winning the season finale to capture the championship.

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Kyle and Family

Kyle and Family

To people bitching that he did not run every race – There is no rule, and never has been a rule, that states you must run every race. The rule that was waived is.
” attempt to qualify for every race”. That was the rule that was waived due to medical issues!! Boohoo!! He is the 2015 Champion!!! Get used to hearing that!

 

Even Larry McReynolds Said Something Good About Kyle

To see what Kyle Busch did, to me is the comeback of 2015, not just in motorsports, but in all professional sports. For anyone to deny that Kyle should have been a championship contender, well honestly, I have nothing left to say to those people.

Tom Jensen of Foxsports says:

There have been many unbelievable stories throughout the history of NASCAR. Now the one of Kyle Busch’s comeback to win the 2015 Sprint Cup title can be added to the long list.

But then, Kyle came back and caught fire, winning four races in a 5 race stretch. Busch didn’t win again until the season-ending race at Homestead, but he ended the year with that race win and four straight top-five finishes to win his first Sprint Cup championship for himself, the first for Toyota and the fourth for JGR.

Even Kevin Harvick, last year’s champion and a man who has locked horns with Busch on occasion, was impressed.

USA Today
Kyle Busch’s NASCAR championship a comeback story for the ages

Making NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup? Unthinkable, as Busch figured to be out until at least July. Winning his first career title? The kind of comeback only Disney could imagine

But that’s exactly what happened Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, with Busch pulling off another unlikely victory in the Ford EcoBoost 400 — his fifth of the season — to clinch his first career championship.

“He’s got that internal strength,” his brother, Kurt Busch, told USA TODAY Sports, his voice cracking. “That’s something my dad instilled in both of us.

The Best Car and Driver Won

The best car and driver outright beat them Sunday. He flat beat them all on the restart so he was the fastest. Phantom cautions happen all the time. He was going to win the championship without the caution.

I so much wish we would go back to the good old fashioned point sytem but it is what it is. Now somebody will win the Daytona 500 and be in the chase for next year immediately. That is bizarre.

Kyle Busch did more in 25 races than almost every other driver did in 36.

Busch won five races, second only to Joey Logano’s six. He finished with five wins, 12 top-five and 16 top-10 finishes in 25 races — championship numbers by any measure.

Shortly after returning from a severely broken leg, Busch went on one of the most amazing streaks in recent years, winning four of five races to not only make him eligible for the Chase, but prove emphatically that he belonged there.

The new Chase is all about winning races — that’s how you qualify for the Chase and earn a guaranteed spot. Busch met that qualification, and then some.

Once in the Chase, Busch raced smartly and consistently and did everything he had to do to make it to the championship race. Once there, he rose to the occasion, winning the season finale to capture the championship.

No asterisk* – get used to hearing it – Kyle Busch Sprint cup champion.

Championship weekend was a banner one for the 30-year-old Busch. In addition to his Sprint Cup championship, Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Erik Jones won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship on Friday night and KBM won the owner’s championship in that series.

Celebration

Busch joined “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday morning to chat – from his airplane somewhere “over Washington, D.C.” nonetheless – about the celebration, which started for him about seven hours after the checkered flag fell.

Busch’s tour on Monday included appearances on ESPN SportsCenter, FS1 RaceHub, NASCAR America and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

On Tuesday, he will make appearances on FOX and Friends, Live! With Kelly and Michael, SiriusXM and at Facebook and ESPN.

Denny Hamlin to Kyle Busch: Way to ‘pound ’em in the ground’

When the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup kicked off with a media event in downtown Chicago, defending champion Kevin Harvick indicated he had a simple plan for the red-hot Joe Gibbs Racing team.

“I think we’re going to pound them into the ground,” Harvick said of the JGR teams during the Chase-opening media event in Chicago. “That’s what I think. Hopefully, they can beat themselves.”

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