A Horrible Wreck May Have Created A Champion
Kyle Busch finally has the Sprint Cup championship he’s been Chasing and he got it the hard way. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Early last decade, a small group of beat writers were sitting around in an infield media center at a NASCAR track somewhere and were solving the racing world’s problems. The subject of Kurt Busch and his noteworthy driving talents came up.
As all nodded in agreement until one “expert” upped the know-it-all ante and spit this out: His younger brother is even better.
The nodding stopped.
Early last Sunday evening, in the darkness that had settled in on Homestead-Miami Speedway, that statement was officially transformed from spittle to reality.
Kyle Busch left defending champion Kevin Harvick panting in the late-race gloamin, cruised to victory in the season-ending Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead and won the 2015 championship in one of the most unlikely comeback adventures in NASCAR history.
His long march back from hospital bed to trophy-hoist was so compelling that it actually made Read the full story »