|12/03/15||The Champion By NHMS Numbers|
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|10/18/15||Kansas: Three To Watch|
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The Champion By NHMS Numbers
After closing the season with a championship-clinching win, Kyle Busch is back home in Las Vegas, Nev., for NASCAR Champion's Week, where he will celebrate his first Sprint Cup Series title.
Ever since he jumped into a full-time ride in 2005 at the age of 19, Busch has long been lauded as one of the brightest young stars in the sport. He's won at least one race in every season of his career, and his accession to the pinnacle of the sport seemed long overdue. It took 11 years, and at the age of 30, he is now the champion of NASCAR.
That certainly didn't come as a surprise here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a track at which Busch has regularly shown why he is considered one of the most talented in his sport. Here's a look at the champion by the NHMS numbers:
2 - Sprint Cup Series race wins at NHMS: July 16, 2006 and July 19, 2015
8 - Times a driver has won at NHMS and gone on to win the championship: Jeff Gordon (1995, '96, '98); Kurt Busch (2004); Tony Stewart (2005, '11); Jimmie Johnson (2010); Kyle Busch (2015)
9 - Total NASCAR National Series wins at NHMS, along with the two Sprint Cup wins, it includes four XFINITY Series and three Camping World Truck Series wins
13 - Times in 22 Sprint Cup Series starts at NHMS that he has beaten his brother, Kurt
22 - Consecutive Sprint Cup Series starts at NHMS (dating back to the start of his career) that he has been running at finish
555 - Sprint Cup Series race laps led at NHMS, including 95 in July 2015
$3,208,646 - Purse money he has won from Sprint Cup Series races at NHMS
Congratulations to Kyle! We look forward to him returning to NHMS on July 17, 2016, not only to defend his race title, but to continue the championship defense as well.