The victory gave the motive force of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota a win at each Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Sequence observe at which he has competed.
There’s just one drawback: Busch expects the accomplishment to be short-lived.
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With the addition of the street course at Charlotte this fall for the primary elimination race within the Playoff, Busch expects the arbiters of the game — whoever they might be — to demand that he take the checkered flag on the “new and totally different” observe.
“All people needs to make my life tougher,” quipped Busch, who was quickest in Saturday’s closing apply for Sunday’s Pocono 400 (2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports activities 1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), “so I am positive that I will not be credited for all of the race tracks as soon as the Roval will get right here, in order that would definitely be the following one which comes up.
“It is in the identical neighborhood. Richard Petty has received 13 races at Richmond, proper, however no person characterizes the grime observe vs. the pavement observe being totally different.”
Actually, Petty received on three totally different iterations of Richmond Raceway, each on grime and pavement, however by no means on the present .75-mile configuration.
A giant merchandise on Busch’s bucket checklist is a race Petty received seven instances.
“It is my life, so we’ll simply hold going, hold attempting to win in it, and the Roval is subsequent,” Busch mentioned, “after which after that it is concerning the Daytona 500 and attempting to get that one.
“It took one other man that is very, very fashionable (Dale Earnhardt) 20 years to get it executed, so I might prefer to suppose it will not take me that lengthy, though I am creeping up on that quantity, so we’ll see how quickly we are able to get that one achieved.”
Reid Spencer writes for the NASCAR Wire Service.