Decision to Pit Costs Kurt Busch a Potential Win

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – JULY 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Global Poker Chevrolet, races Justin Haley, driver of the #77 Fraternal Order of Eagles Chevrolet, during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 07, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

After skating through the ‘Big One’ on lap 118, Kurt Busch had the lead in Sunday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.

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In Kyle Busch’s Shadow, Kurt Busch Posts Solid Result

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Sixth-place Kurt Busch had the highest-finishing Chevrolet in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, but his strong performance in the No. 1 Chip Ganassi Racing Camaro was overshadowed by the accomplishment of his brother, Kyle Busch, who claimed his 200th NASCAR national series victory in the same race.

Nevertheless, older brother Kurt shared in his brother’s achievement.

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Kurt Busch Rides Contrarian Strategy to Top-Five Finish


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Kurt Busch was struggling in dirty air early in Sunday’s Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The solution? Trade the dirty air for clean air at the front of the pack.

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Pressure Builds as Playoff Round of 16 Concludes Sunday at Dover

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As the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series travels to the Dover International Speedway for Sunday’s running of the Apache Warrior 400, several teams are feeling intense pressure to advance into the next round of the playoffs. Following the first two playoff races at Chicagoland and New Hampshire, only 12 drivers will advance to the next round following playoff race number three at Dover this Sunday, meaning four teams are in jeopardy of elimination from playoff contention. Continue reading

Bold Move Propels McMurray to Runner-Up Finish

Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 McDonald’s $1 Any Size Soft Drink Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo – Jerry Markland/Getty Images

Race winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wasn’t the only driver who made a strong move on the final lap of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

After Stenhouse took the lead from Kyle Busch, thanks in part to a push from Jimmie Johnson, Jamie McMurray threaded the needle between Johnson’s Chevrolet and Busch’s Toyota to vault into second place.

McMurray held the spot, trailing Stenhouse to the finish line by 0.095 seconds and beating Busch to the stripe by 0.004 seconds. Continue reading