Does Kyle Busch’s Gas Mileage Victory Mean as Much?

May 1, 2011 by · 41 Comments
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Kyle Busch won Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel

Hansen 400 at Richmond by conserving enough fuel to make it to the checkered flag. He actually ran out of gas doing victory burnouts.

“It was important to save fuel there under the cautions,” Kyle said of the race winning strategy. “Fortunately we had that long caution flag. That probably saved us.  I didn’t expect to run out on my way back to the winner’s circle.”

So is a race won on fuel strategy as meaningful as a race won on speed or driver’s talent?

Strategy is a big part of NASCAR racing. But so is building fast cars and having the courage to drive them beyond their limits.

Kyle Busch is not going to be giving the trophy back anytime soon, but do you think a fuel mileage win means as much to him as a duel to the finish?

What do you think of fuel mileage races?


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