Kurt Busch Wins The Daytona 500 Wreck-a-thon
Kurt Busch won his first Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kurt Busch had won a NASCAR Cup championship, 28 Cup races, had driven in the Indianapolis 500 but had never won the Daytona 500. Until Sunday.
Busch took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap with a big move, held it and took the checkered flag in his No. 42 beaten-and-banged Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet.
“The more that I’ve run this race, the more that I’ve said throw caution to the wind, let her rip and just see how it works out and that’s what we did,” he said.
The victory came in the first race since SHR switched from Chevrolets to Fords.
The victory made team owner Tony Stewart a first-time winner at Daytona – even though it was as an owner and not a driver.
“It has been a really long hard winter and I am so proud of everyone at SHR and Ford Performance,” Stewart said. “They really worked their tails off to get ready. Doug Yates and everybody at Roush Yates Engines brought unbelievable power all week. It was a Read the full story »