Jimmie Johnson

All-Star champ Busch seeks to snap Cup points drought at CMS

CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Busch proved last week he could win a Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the exhibition NASCAR All-Star race.

Now he's out to prove he can win a Cup points race and put an end to a long drought.

"It felt good to get that out of the way, so now hopefully we can make it back-to-back," Busch said Thursday.

Busch has won eight Xfinity Series races and seven Truck Series races at Charlotte, but is 0-for-26 in Cup points races. If he can get to victory lane Sunday in NASCAR's longest race, he would become the first driver to sweep the All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600 since brother Kurt did it in 2010.

Even team owner Joe Gibbs...

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