Kurt Busch recorded an impressive Sprint Cup victory at Sundays Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway…and made it one lucky day for someone in the stands. When his brother Kyle ran out of gas with three laps to go, Kurt jumped into the lead and never gave it up, earning his second win of the season and 20th of his career. A.J. Allmendinger finished 10th, while Kasey Kahne finished 33rd. The win moved Busch up two spots to 4th place in The Chase, while Kahne dropped a spot to 10th. The Chase moves to its second to last stop this weekend at Phoenix.
Against the odds, Busch’s victory also won $1 million for Michael McGee, who’d been named the 2009 Dickies American Worker of the Year on Oct 30 at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas. As the promotion’s winner, McGee received $50,000 and an all-access, VIP trip for two to the Dickies 500. And most importantly, the chance to turn his $50,000 prize into $1,000,000 if the racer he drew (Kurt Busch) won the race. How often does a fan out-earn the winner in a race?