Coming off a dismal 36th place finish at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Busch is looking to rebound. Watkins Glen International may just be the place Busch will return to his winning ways.
Busch dominated at Infineon Raceway earlier this year, and could be equally as dominant. While Busch has only one road course victory in his career, he could return to form and pull out a victory here.
In some ways, this could be a make or break weekend for Busch as he seems to be losing momentum, while Carl Edwards seems to be hitting his stride.
Another driver looking to gain some momentum is Tony Stewart, who has six road course victories to his credit, four of which came at Watkins Glen. He’s also the defending race winner, as he won after Jeff Gordon spun in the closing laps last year.
Stewart has been inconsistent in the last four races, finishing 20th, fifth, 23rd, and second. Look for him to try to capitalize on his top 5 last week, and pull out a win.
Jeff Gordon also could earn his first victory of the season here. Gordon, also a four time winner at this track, is looking to build some momentum. I’m sure he’s not comfortable with his 166 point lead over 12th place, and would like to build on it.