2011 RESULTS 4 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s
2012 OUTLOOK He has talent, but Busch will have to win the battle against his temper in order to contend.
BUSCH once again was his own worst enemy in 2011. During a Truck series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 4 he intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. during a caution, prompting NASCAR to suspend Busch for that weekend's Nationwide and Cup events. Busch, who has a history of road rage, then finished last among the playoff drivers (12th) and may now be one more mistake away from losing his ride at Joe Gibbs Racing. No one in the garage questions Busch's ability to win at every type of track—"I think Kyle Busch has as much natural skill as anyone in NASCAR," says Tony Stewart—but until Busch stops committing heat-of-the-moment blunders, he won't contend for a championship.