Dean of Speed's Raceday: Food City 500

Parker Kligerman, driver of the #30 Swan Energy Toyota, puts on his helmet during practice for the...

Parker Kligerman, driver of the #30 Swan Energy Toyota, puts on his helmet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 15, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:29 PM ET

It seems a silly question to ask, but in spite of his five NASCAR Sprint Cup wins at Bristol Motor Speedway why is it that you get the feeling Kyle Busch will find a way to lose on Sunday at the half-mile bull ring?

I think it is because in too many races over the past couple of seasons we have seen a dominant No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota lead the most laps in a race only to witness it come up short of victory.

Busch did win four Cup races in 2013, but he also finished second four times and in the top five an incredible 16 times.

Had he translated just three of those close call into wins, he would have celebrated his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship in November at Homestead Miami Speedway.

Busch looked strong at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week, leading 52 laps before fading to an 11th-place finish when the team could not resolve handling woes.


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