Even though NASCAR is leaving Las Vegas today, you can still earn big money on auto racing next weekend and the rest of the season by betting on Kyle Busch to win every race he enters. In 2008, Kyle won 23 races in the Sprint, Nationwide, and truck series and so far in 2009, Kyle has won three of eight races. If he enters just 9 truck races for a total of 80 races between the three series, this puts him on pace to win an unimaginable 30 races. Nothing is closer to a sure thing in Vegas than betting on Kyle to win every race when he is on a 37.5% pace already.
Many people who follow prospects thought Kyle would be the next superstar in NASCAR from a very young age. To keep him from dominating the truck series, NASCAR even changed the legal age to race to 18, preventing Kyle from racing for an extra year. Jeff Gordon, the active leader in wins in the cup series, said today that Kyle is currently the man to beat in all races he enters. Jeff and Kyle were teammates at Hendrick for several years but Kyle never lived up to his potential with that team, which leads to the conclusion that the right crew chief - driver team is absolutely needed to dominate NASCAR. Once Kyle teamed up with Steve Addington they became an instant contender. Will the team of Kyle and Steve live up to the past three multiple championship combinations, Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson, or Greg Zipadelli and Tony Stewart, or Ray Evernham and Jeff Gordon? Only time will tell if Kyle and Steve can dominate in the ten race chase like they dominated in 2008 and 2009 in the races leading up to the chase.
Sure, there are other drivers that can compete during the regular season such as Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle, and a host of others from the big four, but no one will dominate as much as Kyle will again this year. For him, second place is correctly the first loser so he goes all out every race, taking chances that most drivers will not take as evidenced in Saturday's Nationwide race in Las Vegas. For his sake, Steve will have to reign in his competitiveness during the chase for Kyle Busch to be the 2009 Sprint champion.