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Social media salutes pour in after Kyle Busch’s Bristol trifecta

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Kyle Busch admits that he has his share of detractors on social media, but after his sweeping Saturday night victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, some of NASCAR’s top drivers and personalities praised him for his latest accomplishment.

Busch prevailed in all three NASCAR national series this week, equaling the rare tripleheader sweep he achieved at the .533-mile track in 2010. He is the only driver to complete the three-race sweep at Bristol, and that prompted superlatives and applause from fellow competitor Kyle Larson and from NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip, a 12-time Bristol winner.

“It’s awesome. I appreciate that,” Busch said after learning of Larson’s compliment. “It’s an honor, a humbling statement. Larson is obviously arguably one of the most talented guys as well, too, to hit our sport in a long, long time and people will continue to say that about him as well.”

The rest of the NASCAR community had similarly kind words: