Triple Mistake

Kyle Busch will try to set the record for receiving the most boos this weekend when he races in three events around the country.

Oh to be young again and foolish.

Those are the best words to sum-up Busch's ill-advised quest to try and run all three of NASCAR's top divisions this weekend at three different race tracks.

Busch will start odyssey Friday night in Texas at the Craftsman Truck Series race. Then he'll move to Nashville Saturday night for the Nationwide Series event. And he'll wind-up the weekend at Pocono on Sunday in the Sprint Cup Pocono 500.

Along the way he'll be hop scotching back-and-forth across the country at practices and qualifying sessions.

All of which begs the question of why?

Its one thing to race in multiple divisions over the course of a weekend when all at the same track. We've seen several do it, Busch included, as a means of having fun or earning a little more money and getting track time.

It's quite another to try and pull off the journey Busch has laid out this weekend, especially when your primary focus should be on the Holy Grail of NASCAR - winning the Sprint Cup championship.

Now Busch has said that if weather gets in the way of upsetting the logistical Rubik’s cube of the weekend, the Cup activities in Pocono would be the priority.

But even if Mother Nature does throw a wrench in the works, which is a distinct possibility according to the weather gurus, Busch should know that what is going on in Pocono is the most important thing in his life right now.

I'm a little surprised Joe and J.D. Gibbs haven't stepped in and asked their young phenom to slow down a little and keep his focus on the main prize.

To be fair, Busch has always kept a pretty busy schedule running late model short track races around the country in addition to his truck, Nationwide and Cup endeavors.

Throw in sponsor obligations, media appearances, testing and whatever else a Cup star has to deal with and it's a hectic life to say the least.

When you're 23, you feel invincible. Busch certainly demonstrates that on a daily basis.

But as we get older, priorities start to come clearer into focus.

Right now, Busch needs to grow up in a lot of ways including the schedule he keeps.

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