Coming off a big weekend at Pocono Raceway where they swept the two Cup Series races, respectively, Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch head into Sunday’s inaugural Cup race at Road America carrying momentum from their victories at “The Tricky Triangle.” Considering that Busch is one of the series’ most experienced and accomplished road course drivers, he especially seems well-positioned to build on last weekend’s success.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Busch, who will be seeking his third win of 2021. “I went up there last week, got some practice laps, never seeing the place. Ran around there in some sports car type stuff. Got some good seat time. Hopefully, that all kind of pays to what an Xfinity car will be like, what a Cup car will be like, and I can be good.” Busch’s first-year crew chief, Ben Beshore, is embracing the unknown of competing on another new track.
“It’s a little bit of a wild card,” he said. “I think it’s a wild card for everybody. It’s a long road course. I was there the last couple years with Xfinity. It tends to rain there. I think anything can happen there. There’s lots of sand traps. It’s not like a Watkins Glen where it’s sort of a clean road course. There’s a good chance somebody is going to get fenders knocked in, knocked in the grass. It’s narrow, tight, blind corners, it’s hard on brakes. It’s a grueling four-mile road course. It will be a fun challenge, for sure.”