NCWTS: Michigan — Kyle Busch’s Kryptonite

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BROOKLYN, Mich. — official release — Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America photo — With five wins in five starts this season, it would seem Kyle Busch is unstoppable.

However, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver returns to the No. 51 truck on Saturday where he will meet his biggest challenge yet – Michigan International Speedway.

In seven starts at the track, he has yet to find victory lane, making it the only track on his 2014 schedule at which he remains winless in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. (Note: Of the tracks on the entire current NCWTS schedule, Busch remains winless at Pocono, Michigan, Martinsville and Las Vegas.)

Busch’s last start in the series came almost two months ago in the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on June 26, where he logged his sixth consecutive victory dating back to 2013. He led 91 laps (60.7%) on his way to the checkered flag after declaring, “Look forward to seeing you in Victory Lane” during driver introductions.

Although he has competed in just five races, Busch’s five wins lead the series, as do his 500 laps led. The next closest drivers in the series in those statistical categories are teammate Darrell Wallace, Jr. with two wins and 291 laps led and Matt Crafton with two wins and 223 laps led. Additionally, Busch has posted a perfect 150.0 driver rating in four of his five starts and boasts a 143.8 driver rating for the season.

While he has not recorded a victory at Michigan in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Pure Michigan 400 in 2011 and the NASCAR Nationwide’s Cabelas 250 in 2004.

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