Daytona 500 Champ Kurt Busch Has Been Quietly Good at Phoenix

2017 has been about as good of start to a NASCAR season that Kurt Busch has ever had. He won the season opening race in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26, then backed that up with a seventh place effort in the second race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at Atlanta. Last weekend in Las Vegas, he struggled and came home 30th. But, I expect him to get back on track this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway, and at least nab another top 10 effort out…

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Brad Keselowski Wins Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – Kevin Harvick was by far the most dominating driver all day in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Harvick, easily won the first two stages of the race and was in command when it counted at the end. He would exit pit road with 15 laps-to-go on the races final stop of the day in the end. One problem, he was the record setting 10th speeding penalty of the day. Harvick, was caught speeding which meant he had to give up the lead and go to the…

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Chase Elliott Leads the Way in Final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Practice in Atlanta

Hampton, GA – The Georgia fans will have plenty to cheer about on Sunday afternoon, as their native son Chase Elliott (Dawsonville native) was fastest on Saturday in final practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Elliott, turned a lap of 188.015 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet to earn the top speed among the 39 starters for tomorrow’s Fords of Honor QuikTrip 500 (2:30 p.m. ET/FOX/PRN). With how last weeks Daytona 500 ended for Elliott, he’s eager and ready to get back…

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Kurt Busch Says Indy 500 Chances This Year Not Likely

Hampton, GA – When Kurt Busch won the season opening Daytona 500 last weekend, it got everyone wondering if the Stewart-Haas Racing driver would try the Indianapolis 500 for a second time this May. Busch, won at Martinsville in April of 2014, which by virtue of the win, opened him up to giving Indy a try that year. He finished sixth in his rookie debut making him want to try it again. Unfortunately, the last two years didn’t give him a chance to run Indy again. But, with that ‘500 victory,…

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Can Kurt Busch Make It 2 Wins In-A-Row To Start Season Off With a Win Sunday in Atlanta

Kurt Busch finally got over the hump and drove his No. 41 Chevrolet to victory lane in last weekend’s Daytona 500. It was his first win in the “Great American Race” in 17 tries. By virtue of that win, he’s now stamped his name into NASCAR playoffs come September. Prior to this year, that would have meant that he could just skate by for the remaining 25 regular season races treating them like a glorified test session for when it counts in the end. But, with NASCAR changing the rules…

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Ford Nabs 3 Cars In Top 4 Finishing Spots, Including 4th Daytona 500 Victory in 7 Years

Daytona Beach, Fla – Everyone thought Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing would be the ones to beat in Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500. Out of the last 19 Daytona Speedweeks races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series level, they’ve won 15 of them. In fact, they’ve won three of the last four Daytona 500’s. But, if anyone else were to win, Team Penske and their two-car Ford stable were the top ones to pick. Joey Logano won the 2015 Daytona 500 and Penske in general had won six…

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Annual Daytona 500

Daytona Beach, Fla – The Busch brothers bookended the stage victories at the Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. Kyle Busch won the first of the newly formed stages for the NASCAR season when he was shown the leader on Lap 60 of Sunday’s Daytona 500. Unfortunately for Busch, he was involved in an accident on Lap 105. But, his older brother Kurt Busch won the stage that mattered the most- the last one. Busch, outdueled the youth movement getting by Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson in the end and…

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