Wednesday, June 11, 2008 | 3:53 p.m.
Kyle Busch, who competed in three NASCAR races in three states this past weekend, again is gearing up for triple duty this weekend.
But instead of running three races in three days in three states, Busch will be competing in three races in two days in ‘only’ two different states.
Busch’s odyssey will begin with the Saturday afternoon Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway, continues with Saturday night’s Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway and concludes with Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race back at MIS.
Last weekend, Busch finished second in the truck race at Texas Motor Speedway, 20th in the Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway and 43rd in the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Although some questioned whether he spread himself a little too thin last weekend, Busch said running three races in a weekend is no big deal.
“It’s not exhausting,” Busch said. “I ran 600 miles without a helmet cooler or anything at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and I was fine through the whole event. I feel like it’s not an issue. Come Sunday, hopefully I’m right that it won’t be an issue and I can wake up Monday morning feeling fine and try to go wakeboarding.”
Ah, to be 23 years old.