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NASCAR VIEW: Kyle Busch is back, but don't expect him to win quickly

Posted On Monday, 11 May 2015 20:00 Written by
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"I'm back," Kyle Busch posted this morning (Tuesday, May 12) on Twitter.

And with that, one of NASCAR's few remaining villains has returned, ready to compete in the All-Star race this weekend. 

Rowdy has returned after healing from his February accident at Daytona, and based on recent history will likely get a waiver from NASCAR that would allow him to qualify for the Chase if he can win and get into the top 30 in points somehow.

But ... and this is a big but ... that's not a guarantee or even likely.

Nothing against Kyle, who no doubt is still one of the best -- perhaps THE best -- pure racer on the track each weekend.

But after an injury like he suffered in February, he shouldn't expect a miracle recovery and a quick return to his winning  ways.

Ask Tony Stewart, who went through a tough injury and is still getting his feel for the racecar back more than a year later.

I am glad Kyle is back, as things are always more interesting with him on the track and rivalries will be ignited. If he can pull off a miracle and win quickly after returning and get into the top 30, it will be interesting to see what he can do in the Chase.

I just don't see it happening. If Kyle can prove me wrong, it will be quite an accomplishment.

Matt Myftiu can be reached on Twitter @MattMyftiu. Follow AutoTechReviews on Twitter @AutoTechReview.

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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