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After rough history in heartland, Kyle Busch out to turn around fortunes at Kansas Speedway

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    Driver Kyle Busch talks with crew members during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Kyle Busch takes a lap during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Matt Kenseth sits in his car before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kansas Speedway Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Jimmie Johnson takes a lap during practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) (The Associated Press)

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    Driver Jimmie Johnson sits in his car before practice for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) (The Associated Press)

Kyle Busch heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend, his personal house of horrors, sitting pretty in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

He's in third place and within striking distance of leader Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson, two drivers who have had plenty of success at Kansas.

Busch knows he'll have to turn around his fortunes at the vexing 1½-mile tri-oval to stay in title contention. Kansas is one of six tracks where he doesn't have a Sprint Cup win, and it is the only track where he's never finished in the top 5.

Kenseth has won the last two races at Kansas, and Johnson has a string of nine straight top-10 runs at the track.