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Potential NASCAR stories for 2010: Kyle Busch wins the most races

By admin | January 5, 2010

By Richard Allen

So far in these potential NASCAR stories pieces I have predicted Tony Stewart to win the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson to win another Sprint Cup title and for the Brian France vs. Jeremy Mayfield situation to continue to create headlines.

As for today’s piece I am going to predict that Kyle Busch will return to his winning ways in 2010 and collect more trophies than anyone else.

It’s not like Busch had a disastrous season in 2009. After all, he won four races. But that was on the heels of a year in which he had won eight times, so half as many victories may have seemed a bit of a let down.

Not only did Busch fail to win as often in ‘09 as he did in 2008 but he also missed out on the Chase for the Championship. As a result, crew chief Steve Addington was replaced by Dave Rogers with three races remaining in the 2009. While none of those three races resulted in wins, there was time for the driver and crew chief to establish a line of communication.

Sometimes change for the sake of change can be a good thing. In the instance of a personality like the younger Busch brother, that just might be the case. Rogers has a proven record as a Nationwide Series pit boss and the change of scenery might just light a new fire under Busch, as if he really needs one.

I believe that over the course of the 2010 season Kyle Busch will visit victory lane at least six times or more. Thus, he will win more races than anyone else.

Richard Allen is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association. His weekly column appears in The Mountain Press every Wednesday.

Joe Gibbs will accompany his #18 Toyota to victory lane several times in 2010.

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3 Responses to “Potential NASCAR stories for 2010: Kyle Busch wins the most races”

  1. david Says:
    January 6th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Hope Kyle pulls it off and maybe better than your predications. Think he’s a better driver than anyone even JJ. He just has to work on Himself but I think now that he is an owner that we just might see a more mature Kyle.

  2. J.J. Says:
    January 6th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Right organization, wrong driver. Hamlin wants to be the number 1 for Gibbs. I think he’ll break out and have the most wins for Gibbs.

    I don’t, however, expect a dominant driver this season, my win predictions for 2010 go something like this:

    Jeff Gordon - 4
    Stewart - 3
    Hamlin - 4
    Kyle Busch - 2
    Johnson - 2
    Edwards - 2
    Bowyer - 3
    Eanrhardt - 2
    Montoya - 2
    Martin - 2
    Harvick - 1
    Kurt Busch - 1
    Keselowski - 1
    Lagano - 1
    Vickers - 1
    Truex - 1
    Newman - 1
    Kenseth - 1
    Biffle - 1
    Burton - 1

    I see Hamlin, Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt, and Keselowski as the top 5 in the opener at Daytona. One of them will win it.

  3. Joe in Pittsburgh Says:
    January 6th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    We can only hope someone will rise up and change the status quo of Hendrick motorsports. Besides-love him or hate him-,Kyle stirs the emotional pot. Hope you are right with this one.