Kurt Busch has a winning pass by his brother in the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
The NASCAR Cup Series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the second and last time this season. The track just recently announced that it will undergo a repave and reconfiguration for the 2022 season. This is the first time the track will be repaved in over twenty years. For the last decade, the track developed its true character as being one of the most abrasive racing surfaces on the schedule. With the repave on the horizon, Sunday’s race will be the final time drivers will slide around Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Kurt wins in Busch family duel to secure his playoff bid in the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.
Kurt Busch out-dueled his younger brother Kyle Busch in the pair’s fourth career one-two finish to secure his 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs position and take his 33rd career victory in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart.
On the Hot Seat: Kurt Busch is the first in a series of articles designed to examine drivers who might find themselves in a different spot in the 2022 season. This may be due to contract prospects, developments in the sport, or evolving interests.
Kurt Busch has been a mainstay in the NASCAR Cup Series for over two decades. The Las Vegas, Nevada native has had a tumultuous career seeing him drive for close to half a dozen teams. Going into the 2021 season the elder Busch brother has logged 32 wins, 150 top-fives, and 315 top-tens. He is the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and the winner of the 2017 Daytona 500. Despite a Hall of Fame-worthy resume, 2021 finds Kurt Busch in possibly the hottest seat of his entire career.
A first Las Vegas win for Kurt Busch in the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway advances him to the Round of 8 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs.
With the opening round of the 2020 Cup Series Playoffs in the books, the show moves out west for a 400-mile race in Las Vegas. The playoff standings are extremely close coming into the race with a few surprising drivers already fighting to move on. Teams look forward to this event as an opportunity to gain points or even win a race before everyone heads to Talladega Superspeedway.
Kurt Busch hits jackpot by winning the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 on Sunday at his home track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
With a career record of 0-for-21 coming into Sunday night’s South Point 400 at his hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch may have felt like a ‘long shot.’ But with fortunate track position late in the race and some sure-bet restarts at the front of the field, Busch can now count himself a Vegas winner.