Sports betting results didn’t have Kurt Busch winning this past week at Bristol but it was close.
Busch was passed late by Jimmie Johnson who ended up getting the win. Busch has been a strong contender this season in nearly every race and that could continue throughout the NASCAR sportsbetting season.
Sports betting statistics indicate that Kurt Busch is sixth in the NASCAR standings through the first five races of the season. New crew chief Steve Addington has been working well with Busch this season. Last year Addington was the crew chief for Kyle Busch. It was not the best season for Kyle Busch a year ago and Addington got the blame. It was unfair though and Addington decided to leave rather than accept a lesser role in the Joe Gibbs racing organization. It proved to be a smart decision. Addington went with Kyle’s older brother Kurt and Penske Racing. So far this season Kurt has three top-10 finishes while Kyle has done very little. "I’m happy to have Steve Addington on the team,” Busch said.
It was only two years ago that Kyle Busch was at the top of the heap with Addington as crew chief. After blaming Addington for last year’s failure, Kyle sits 10th in the standings.
This season Kurt Busch is the driver to watch behind Jimmie Johnson. Kurt won two weeks ago in Atlanta and is a force every week in sports betting. "In his mind and the way that he departed Gibbs Racing, and the way that he jumped over with us at Penske, where you’re moving from a program to another, you never know what to expect," Kurt Busch said. "You don’t know all the uncertainties and he trudged his way through all of that during this offseason. To see him win before (Kyle) won was big in his mind and I was happy to help deliver that."
Anytime that Kurt can beat his younger brother it is important but Kurt also wants to beat Johnson. He was disappointed not to win this past week after leading 278 laps. This week in NASCAR sportsbetting, Kurt will have to beat Johnson at Martinsville and that is never easy. Johnson has won five of the last seven races at Martinsville. "I feel confident that we’ve turned a good corner," Busch said. "I have a great crew chief in Steve Addington. But it’s early in the year. We’ve had a couple solid runs. We’re not going to get too far ahead of ourselves."