In the continued feature #StickinWith, we continue to stick with driver Kurt Busch is the pick to win the next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. This week, the Cup Series travels to Busch’s home track, Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt Tools 400.
Busch has is work cut out for himself this week, as he has only had modest success on the tour’s first 1.5 mile oval of the season. In 13 starts, Busch has an average finish of 21st, and only one top five; third in 2005.
After struggling in the first two weeks of the season, Busch comes into Vegas after two major announcements.
First, Busch announced that he will be attempting “The Double” in May, driving in both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Busch will be only the fourth driver to attempt this feat, behind Tony Stewart, Robby Gordon and John Andretti. Speaking of Andretti, that’s whom Busch will drive for… Andretti Autosport for owner Michael Andretti.
The second major announcement this week from the Busch camp is that his Kurt Busch Foundation will be merging with the Armed Forces Foundation in an effort to pool resources and increase exposure to the worthy cause. For several years now, Busch has championed the Armed Forces Foundation, featuring the charity program on many of his race cars… most notably, a series of paint schemes surrounding popular racing movies “Days of Thunder” and “Talladega Nights”.
This week in Vegas, Busch starts from 23rd.