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Published on July 14th, 2008 | by Ron Ripple

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Kyle Busch Again and Again…

The unstoppable Kyle Busch sweeps in Chicagoland. He not only wins the Nationwide Cup race but also surprisingly wins the Sprint Cup race on Saturday night on the last lap. I don’t know about my readers, but I’m sick of hearing and talking about Kyle Busch. I love watching him on the track, don’t get me wrong… but with all the wins Kyle Busch has it seems as if this website is geared towards him. And it’s not. How can I stop talking about him? The kid continues to amaze the world with his relentless victories.

Saturday Night’s Sprint Cup race was one helluva race.  Leaders included Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle, Vickers, Johnson, Kenseth, Kurt Busch and well… I had my heart set on my boy Tony Stewart who ran hard and in the top 5 all race but unfortunately lead for a VERY short time. I was hoping and praying that he would have a chance to take this race home but it never came to fruition. I was on the edge of my seat the entire race and may have quite possibly drank 10 to many beers, but what happens during a NASCAR race happens. I reckon I can’t be accountable for something that I just can not control and when my boy is in the top 5 is when I really start to pound the beers.

The last 25 laps came down to three of the strongest cars all night: Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. It looked like once again Kyle Busch was going to win this race unchallenged, and that’s when Jimmie Johnson charged to the front passing Kyle Busch on the inside. The man exploded past Kyle and never turned back it was lap 16 and there was no stopping him. Busch was heard radio’ing to his crew “race over”. It was evident Jimmie had the strongest car at that point and there wasn’t much that could be done until Gililand caused a yellow flag giving Busch another opportunity. Jimmie Johnson wasn’t concerned, “Before that last caution came out, we were gone. … And you know, we had such a great car I really felt like the restart would come and we would march off and be fine,”

Take a look at the last 16 laps and the incredible restart Kyle Busch had… with two laps left Busch was able to squeeze by Johnson on the outside where it was all over but the crime.

Side Notes: Carl Edwards has had a strong season thus far and lead a few laps here in Chicagoland, he unfortunately broke his splitter brace which would put him out of contention. Earnhardt struggled all race finishing in 16th along with Kasey Kahne in 15th. The Newman joining Stewart talk is still running rapid in the pits and it sounds to ME that Newman will in fact be racing for Stewart-Haas. The two are friends on and off the track, they’re both from Indiana and it just so happens Newman’s contract is up after this season with Penske.

For those of you who heard the rumors of Obama sponsoring a Sprint Cup team. “The Obama campaign will not be sponsoring a car in the Sprint Cup Series, though we will continue to look for ways to reach out to voters and convey Senator Obama’s message of change.” said Bill Burton, an Obama campaign spokesman. I also read a news article written by USNEWS.com where they interviewed Jimmie Johnson and Chandra Johnson and spoke about NASCAR fans being McCain supporters. I also wanted to thank USNEWS.com for referencing my website in their article!

Thanks for the traffic. Alright Ron Ripplers… What were your thoughts for the race?

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About the Author

I'm Ron Ripple, Featured in Forbes Magazine as NASCAR's Biggest Fan, I'm 3 time Junior Mr Olympia. When I'm not drinking beer and watching NASCAR, you can find me in the local gym doing squats. Let's go racing!



6 Responses to Kyle Busch Again and Again…

  1. Craig says:

    I was with you pulling for Tony Saturday night. They may have to give Kyle a special motor with a little less horse power. He seems too much for everybody. That was a pretty slick move he put on Jimmy!

  2. Montana says:

    If Carl Edwards didnt have the problem with his splitter, i would have put my money on him. he was runnin extremely well

  3. BigDog says:

    Carl Edwards definitely had a car this race. Kind of hard to believe that Kyle Busch is dominating so much. I heard Jimmie Johnson’s interview and was bummin he got screwed.

    Good race though.

  4. Tim Zaegel says:

    I agree that Carl had the best car in the field, just rotten luck with the splitter. But, at the end of the race, Johnson’s car was way better than Kyle’s … you can throw the horsepower and equipment out, Kyle just outraced him in this one.

  5. I guess I am one of the few Kyle busch fans….. I like the kid, but I can understand why people would get tired of him winning as he has. I think had him and dale junior not tangled up at Richmond, I think Kyle, would not be hated as much as he is hated right now.

    Didn’t Jeff Gordon win 10 races in one season, once? Kyle seems to be on his way to do the same, and have double digit wins.

    The funny thing about Joe Gibbs racing, this season, is that most of the wins have come from Kyle busch. With the number 18 team. A team, that had not won in a long time.

    Momentum is big in racing, and Kyle certainly has it!

  6. Forrest Gump says:

    Congratulations to Kyle in his win. I Think this is like his 14th win this year.

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