Kyle Busch the Magnificent Sweeps Bristol Again

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The Bristol night race certainly looked better than it has lately. There was a lot of passing and for the second time in his career, Kyle Busch completed the sweep, winning all three Bristol races on the weekend. Love him or hate him, it is an incredible accomplishment and proves that Kyle Busch can really wheel a car. And it’s not like the pole was handed to him. Busch started 18th so he had to pass a few cars to not only get to the front but pass the leader and stay there. And who was that leader? None other than fellow Toyota driver and future teammate Erik Jones. A week after it looked like a Furniture Row 1-2 at Michigan only to lose to the other Kyle (Larson) Erik Jones lost his lead as the track conditions changed late in the race.

Dale Jr. Takes on Kevin Harvick… Oh, and Kyle Larson Won Michigan, Too.

(Photo by Ashley R Dickerson for Chevy Racing)

Yes, there was a race this weekend that had a most surprising finish but I will get to that in a little bit.

(Photo by Rusty Jarrett for Chevy Racing)

Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have had a little back and forth this week, although not really talking to each other, more at each other. It all started with Earnhardt making some comments about the business side of NASCAR. Earnhardt thinks that the latest spate of driver changes is being at least partially fueled by economics. When you don’t have sponsors paying $20-30 million any more, you can’t pay your drivers as much any more and the younger drivers will take a lot less than a veteran to drive that car.