MATAS | Busch, Truex Jr. look for continued success at Kentucky Speedway
SPARTA, Ky. (WDRB)--Not many people have figured out Kentucky Speedway in the tracks short history with hosting Cup races. But two that have are in position to win again in Sparta.
Kyle Busch is a favorite anytime he runs at the Speedway. He has tallied 7 wins as a driver, two of which were in the Cup series, in Kentucky.
"Those guys that have momentum they can obviously lose it," said Busch. "We have an opportunity to prove we didn't lose anything from last week at Daytona. We obviously got the wind taken out of our sails with the we we've been running."
Busch is still upset about being taken out of contention by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. last week. Stenhouse spun Busch out in the middle of the race and that was just a few laps after Ricky caused a major wreck that affected multiple drivers. Busch said he was disappointed Stenhouse didn't apologize.
"You wipe out half the field I'm pretty sure he'd have a pretty busy Monday, but he wasn't, so apparently he doesn't care," said Busch. Kyle was then asked if he would have to change the way he races Stenhouse.
"I can't worry about people that far back in the field," Busch responded.
Martin Truex Jr. took the pole during Friday's qualifying and has proven he can race well in Sparta. He won in 2017 on his way to the overall season championship but also was in contention in 2016.
"Confidence coming here is great. The last couple of years we've had strong runs," said Truex Jr. "It's always fun to go to places where you're successful and your team understands what you need to do there. I'm looking forward to trying to continue that success here at Kentucky, and hopefully get that win Saturday night. We need some more bonus points."
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