It took just over a full year, but Kyle Busch was back in the Cup Series victory lane on Sunday with his win at Pocono Raceway.
NASCAR America analysts Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte discussed what the win means for the No. 18 team and the playoffs with only three spots left and five races until the regular season finale.
“This could be a very dangerous team,” Burton said. “They have been fast, as Steve said, but that haven’t been executing. Having a fast race car feels good, but it doesn’t put numbers on the board. So when you keep having problem after problem after problem, there’s a reason you’re having problems. Eventually you’ve got to get that fixed and on this day they got it fixed. And they did it by answering the call of the 78 (Martin Truex Jr.) car.”
Also discussed is Busch regaining his composure after dropping from through the field late in the race following getting loose in Turn 1.
Letarte also goes into the relationship of Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens.
“They have fought together, lost together, won together and Kyle I think calmed down cause he feels for Adam,” Letarte said. “He knows he has to come back into the moment, into the composure to give Adam the information.”
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