Kyle Busch has seven more races to earn his first victory in NASCAR’s elite series in 2020.
Busch led 159 laps en route to a second-place finish Saturday night, Sept. 19th, at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch continues to search for his first Cup Series victory of 2020.
“Felt like [Bristol] was one of our greater shots to win,” Busch said. “…Skittles Camry was fast and we had a good car, one that was in contention all night long. Fired off the start of the race, I was like, ‘oh, wow, this is a pretty good car,’ and then got beat by another really good car, I guess.
“Yeah, that’s all there is to it.”
The playoffs pick up next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Busch’s home track and sight of one victory (2009) in the Cup Series.
“We’ll be eliminated in the next round, so don’t care,” Busch said.
The two-time series champion’s last win was his walk-off victory in the season finale last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway that secured the 2019 championship.
Busch has won at least one race per season since 2005, marking 15 consecutive seasons. That streak is tied for the sixth-longest streak in series history.
Richard Petty holds the record for winning 18 consecutive seasons from 1960 to 1977.
Busch leads all active drivers with 15 straight years with one or more wins.
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