When you talk about a driver with nine victories from the last 12 race weekends, who has led 20 of the 23 points-paying races he has entered during the same period and won nearly 40 per cent of them, then that someone is undoubtedly a pretty special driver.
At 26 years of age, Kyle Busch is just a handful of victories away from taking his 100th win across NASCAR's top three divisions; the Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series and Truck Series.
That means that within eight years of his NASCAR debut, he could easily find himself appearing in the top three of the all-time winners list for national series, behind only Richard Petty and David Pearson. Some achievement.
In fairness to the NASCAR legends of the past, all of their wins came from Cup races (or Grand National events, as they were known before 1971). Busch has 21 victories of the kind to his name, ranking him 30th on the all-time list and eighth among the current field. By the time Petty had reached the same age, he had 27 Cup wins to reflect on.
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