Kyle Busch is an emotional 23-year-old racing in his first season with a team that switched manufacturers during the winter. But Busch has won three of the first 12 Cup races, piling up eight top-five finishes on his way to the points lead. He's also won four Nationwide races and two Craftsman events, dominating on every circuit.
Text: Mark Zeske
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