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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.


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Kurt Busch Wins Gatorade Duel Qualifying Race