So Kyle Busch wins, again on a short track. No big surprise, it seems these days, only a handful of drivers even have a chance to win on a track that is less than a mile. In fact in the last year, there have been just 4: the younger Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. Is it no shock that these were also the guys, minus Busch competing for a championship?
It's funny how many guys just look lost on a short track considering its where many got their starts. But it seems as if there is an attitude of survive and advance that is also prevalent at the restrictor plate track and road courses.
It's always been this way. There was a time when DW owned Bristol, then it was Rusty Wallace, then Kurt Busch. On the road courses, guys like Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Tony Stewart made running and winning at these tracks a priority. And you know what all these guys have in common? They are are champions.
People are always complaining about Jimmie Johnson and his 5 straight championships. You know how to beat him? Get better. Not just on the mile and a half tracks. Every driver in the series can win there. But get better on the restictor plates, the road courses, and the short tracks. Performing in those venues seems to be the quickest road to success.