Top 10 NASCAR Driver of the Year 2013: 7. Kyle Busch

Birthdate: May 2, 1985 Hometown: Las Vegas, NV Team: Joe Gibbs Racing Crew chief: Dave Rogers 2013 starts: 36 Poles: 3 Wins: 4 Top 5: 16 Top 10: 22 Annual earnings: $6,917,310 Championship points: 2364 Championship position: 4th NASCAR Driver of 2011 position: 22nd NASCAR Driver of 2012 position: 14th

Season summary:

Kyle Buch is a race-winning machine - another four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series wins in 2013 at Fontana, Texas, Watkins Glen and Atlanta plus three poles, not to mention his scorching performance in his Nationwide appearances - but he's never had the overall consistency to be a player in the Chase, being hit-and-miss at even making the cut in recent years. Perhaps inspired by new team mate Matt Kenseth's experience, Busch has been significantly better on that front in 2013 and went on to finish the season in fourth place in the championship with an average finish of 12.7. Could a future Kyle Busch title be creeping that little bit closer?

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Top 10 NASCAR Driver of the Year 2013 results so far:

8. Jeff Gordon
9. Kasey Kahne
10. Martin Truex Jr.


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