Sunday, November 22, 2009

Busch Shows 'em How It's Done Claiming the Nationwide Series Title

Kyle Busch fans of the world it's your moment to shine. For the next 3 months you can proudly proclaim that your driver is a Champion. He might not be the 2009 Sprint Cup Series Champion but being named the Nationwide Series Champion is nothing to be ashamed of. Just ask Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and dozens of others who have claimed the title over the years.

Not only did Kyle Busch win the 2009 Nationwide Series Championship. He did it in dominating fashion. Whether he was piloting the NOS Energy Drink or Z-Line Designs Toyota Kyle was the class of the field for 2009 earning three poles, nine wins, and an impressive 30 top ten finishes in 35 races. Busch also earned 11 second place finishes and led an astonishing 2698 laps. This feat broke the old record set in 1984 by Sam Ard by 571 laps.

When interviewed following his ninth win of the season and his subsequent title victory Busch said that 2009 was a season of "a lot of records and a lot of frustration."  Say all the mean things about him that you like, hate on him, hate on his fans, but when it's all said and done there is no denying that the boy can drive. Whether he's starting from the pole or working is way through the field after starting at the back he generates excitement and keeps the rest of the field on their toes.

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