In the latest edition of the Frontstretch Podcast, Dustin Albino and Mike Neff discuss Kyle Busch‘s most recent win at Bristol Motor Speedway, which makes him three-for-eight in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season. One of the big questions is what could have happened had Kurt Busch gotten to the rear bumper of the No. 18 car?
Late-race pit strategy cost Team Penske the victory after leading 344 of 500 laps, with Ryan Blaney leading the most laps at 158. His teammate Brad Keselowski fell victim to a restart violation, pushing NASCAR to post the driver on the final restart.
Next, we talk about the strong performances from Ryan Newman and Matt DiBenedetto, while Chris Buescher was running in the top 10 most of the race before blowing a tire late in the going and falling back. Then there’s the question of what was going on with Kyle Larson, and should he be concerned as his teammate has three top-five finishes this year and the No. 42 has just two top 10s?
Finally, Harrison Burton calls into the podcast to discuss his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut and placing 10th for Joe Gibbs Racing. Why was Bristol the right place to debut? Who gave the 18-year-old advice prior to the green flag? What are his goals in the next seven races he’s in the No 18 car this season for JGR? Burton also discusses what it’s like to have Kyle Busch has a team owner in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series and why it’s a good thing he’s hard on his drivers.
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