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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

The End Of The Road…For Now

 

When Scott and I were asked to develop an enthusiast-based tour featuring the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, we had no doubt it would be an amazing experience. Piloting two of the last true rear-wheel-drive, HEMI V8-powered American muscle cars across 8,000 miles of the good ol’ US of A, taking them to Dodge’s most devout fan-base was sure to be one helluva time. My trusty stead for the trip was the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T Max, loaded to the gills with…

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The End Of The Road…For Now