He has nine top-10 finishes in 16 starts. Victory lane, though, has proven to be elusive.
He's hoping that's all about to change after capturing the pole for Saturday night's Sprint All-Star race for the second straight year. Busch completed the unique three-lap qualifying that included a mandatory four-tire pit stop in 1 minute, 59.11 seconds, wrestling the pole away from Ryan Newman.
While winning the pole puts Busch and his No. 18 Toyota in great position to win his first All-Star race, it certainly doesn't guarantee a first-place finish - and the $1 million prize that comes with a win. In fact, winning the pole has proven to be a bit of a curse.
The last pole winner to win the All-Star race was Davey Allison in 1992.