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Kurt Busch’s Bid for A Daytona Sweep Comes Up Just Short

 

Kurt Busch was in excellent position to make Daytona 500 history Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.  A Daytona Sweep was within his grasp.  He had won the Budweiser Shootout and Gatorade Duel earlier in Speedweeks in the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger R/T.  The crown jewel, a Daytona 500 win, was within his grasp.

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Kurt Busch’s Bid for A Daytona Sweep Comes Up Just Short

Kurt Busch Wins Gatorade Duel Qualifying Race


 


Kurt Busch’s 2011 season ledger remains unblemished.  Busch drove his No. 22 Pennzoil/Shell Dodge Charger to victory in Thursday’s first Gatorade Duel (60-lap, 150-mile) at Daytona International Speedway.


Just as in his win in the Budweiser Shootout under the lights Saturday night, Busch had help from a drafting partner.  This time it was Regan Smith.  The two paired up early and stayed together the entire race, swapping positions occasionally to keep their racing machines from overheating.


The strategy worked to…

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Kurt Busch Wins Gatorade Duel Qualifying Race

Kurt Busch Takes Dodge To Victory Lane In Budweiser Shootout


 

Kurt Busch is considered one of the top restrictor-plate racers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  However, his racing resume was void a victory at either of the two high-speed superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega) where NASCAR mandates a restrictor plate, that is until Saturday night.  Busch drove the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger to victory in the 33rd running of the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.

 

It was Dodge’s first Bud Shootout victory.  Busch was at the helm of the lone Dodge in the 24-car field that included…

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Kurt Busch Takes Dodge To Victory Lane In Budweiser Shootout