Thirteenth in points, Kyle Busch may be in driver's seat
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Here's how Biffle, Martin, Kenseth and Busch fare at the last three tracks on the regular season schedule.
So, who's the safest? I think it's Mark Martin, with all of his experience and talent, as well as all of the resources available to him at Hendrick Motorsports. I'll be very surprised if he doesn't make the Chase.
Who's in the most danger? Kenseth, and not just because he only leads Busch by 58 points. With as hard as Busch will be charging in the coming weeks, Kenseth is going to have to do considerably better than normal at all three tracks. And don't be fooled by Busch's average finish of 18.2 at the ATL. His average finish there since he moved to Joe Gibbs Racing is a rock solid 8.0. He really doesn't have a weak point in this schedule.
Busch hates to race for points. Hates it. But he knows now that points are what he needs. Kenseth can't afford to make any mistakes. And he can't count on Busch to make any either.
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Why do I mention this in a column about NASCAR? Because of Kyle Busch, that's why. (