Daytona 500 has been one of the unluckiest Cup Series events for onr of the most decorated NASCAR drivers. And this is exactly the kind of narrative which will motivate NO. #18Kyle Busch ahead of the 63rd edition of the Daytona 500.
The Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver has yet had the pleasure of lifting the ‘Great American Race’ trophy even once. Speaking in an recent interview, he explain about why that has been the case thus far.
Kyle Busch said, “I don’t know, I’ve been, I think in the right positions at the right place a few times. But it just hasn’t quite worked out, you know.”
Kyle Busch on his chance of winning the Daytona 500 in the 2020 season
“I was running second with my teammate Matt Kenseth back in I think 20…I don’t know when it was. And Denny made a move to the outside, he got himself to the outside, I thought about jumping out in front of him and I didn’t. That cost me a win.”
“Last year, we were leading with 15 laps to go. Back in 2008, Tony Stewart should have won the thing, being teammates with one another, or I should have won it. And we threw it away and gave it to the Penske guys.”
Even though thats not a pretty record to look at for Busch, there is room for hope however. Using all his experience coupled with renewed machinery, there is a good chance he finally cracks the code in the 2021 season opener.