Mik Maq Racer writes:
"2012 Sprint Cup Series Forecast - Part 11"
Posted by Mik Maq racer83 on January 24, 2012
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Kyle Busch stood in victory lane at Bristol motorspeedway last March, smiling , sipping a NOS energy drink, the usual Rowdy Busch victory lane celebration we've come to expect through the year. However this victory lane celebration was unlike any other Kyle Busch victory lane celebration of the past. We saw a more relaxed Rowdy Busch, dare, I say a more mature Kyle Busch. He was quick to thank his team, and praised the team for their hard work, he went on to speak of the importance of teamwork, and how teamwork would lead to the 18 team winning the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. Just when we thought Rowdy finally turned the corner, and was on his way to shedding that villain image, he earned early on in his career. A November Friday night in Texas would change things once again for Mr.Busch. The old Rowdy we all have come know and sometimes love to hate resurfaced. This time NASCAR had enough. following Friday November 4th's (2011)Camping World Truck Series event NASCAR announced they would park the driver of the 18 car for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races that weekend. Now Busch heads into the 2012 season with something to prove. He must once again win the trust of his fans, and most important of all his Joe Gibbs racing team's sponsors. Aside from Busch working on building a better reputation among his peers, he must focus on putting together a complete season. Busch is notorious for putting up stellar numbers in the first 26 races of the season, but that same success has never carried over into the 10 race chase. Primarily the reason why Rowdy has yet to capture a championship in NASCAR's top series. Kyle has stated he will cut back on participation in both the NASCAR Camping World truck series, and Nationwide series in 2012. I believe this will ultimately lead to a stronger season in Sprint cup. Perhaps fatigue could be sighted for Kyle's chase meltdown's of the past. A completely focused Kyle Busch could spell trouble for the other drivers on the tour. This is the year Busch will make a serious run at the Sprint Cup championship.
The skinny - Forecast for 2012
Wins- 6-7,Likely winning destinations- Richmond,Bristol,Talladega,Daytona,Kentucky,Darlington,Dover,Las Vegas,Pocono
Top 5's - YES
Top 10's - Yes
Poles - YES
Will make the chase - Yes
Projected points finish - 2nd
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