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NASCAR insider rips Kyle Busch's deteriorating RCR patch with harsh revelation

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The performance of RCR duo Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon hasn't been quite up to par this season. Busch in particular has been one of the slower cars throughout, with the exception of Atlanta, where he finished second. The No. 8 Star is currently in 15th place in the table with no playoff points. While there is still time to recoup losses, should the ongoing dire developments be a cause for concern? Well, Brad Gillie from Sirius “unpreparedness”.

The struggles of Kyle Busch and his No. 8 team this season

In an interview with GoPRNLive, Brad Gillie noted that Richard Childress Racing and Busch's team in particular seemed ill-prepared for the new season, starting with the Daytona 500. He cited the extensive changes in the pit crew and other organizational adjustments as signs of the team's lack of preparedness.

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Gillie said: “It just feels like they came into the season, I hate to use the word.unprepared', but perhaps they weren't prepared for everything that was to come. And I think that's evident right now in literally all the things they're doing to bring about the change in their organization.”

“It's almost like they weren't ready at the start of the season. And that's really RCR as a whole. Specifically look at Kyle Busch. They spent the first five weeks figuring out who their pit crew would be, with changes every week, before deciding… Austin Dillon just got a new old crew chief last week and Justin Alexander. And the week obviously didn't go well for her. But you know, they do things, they make changes to their credit. “You don’t sit idle,” he added.

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Kyle Busch has been focused on improving his performance on the oval track since his third-place finish at the Atlanta Motor Speedway race. His best performance on a non-super speedway oval came with a 16th-place finish at Martinsville. This alone shows how inefficient he has been this season.

However, can the #8 driver turn his fortunes around next weekend at Texas Motor Speedway?

A possible turning point in Texas?

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Kyle Busch has the second-highest number of laps led (525) at the track in his last three races at Texas. However, this is a Truck Series record. In the Cup series, however, things look different. So far, Busch has only been able to win 63 laps in the eight races. He has yet to achieve a stage win or pole position. Apart from that, there are only two cases in which he made it into the top 10.

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Kyle Busch's track record at Texas Motor Speedway suggests this could be a defining moment in his 2024 season. His impressive record and recent wins in the Truck Series suggest there is an opportunity to gain momentum at the venue. However, the final results of each race are influenced by various factors, such as the team's tactics, the condition of the vehicle and the circumstances on the day of the race.