Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 — on 17th try

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Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 — on 17th try

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:37 am

Kurt Busch finally wins Daytona 500 — on 17th try

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Kurt Busch claimed his first Daytona 500 victory in 17 tries on Sunday, taking the lead from Kyle Larson on the final lap of the 2017 season opener for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway.

It was the only lap Busch led.

“There is nothing predictable about this race anymore, and the more years that have gone by that I didn’t win, I kept trying to go back to patterns that I had seen in the past,” said Busch, 38. “My mirror fell off with 30 laps to go, and I couldn’t even see out the back. And I thought that was an omen; throw caution to the win.

“The more unpredictability that keeps unfolding at the Daytona 500, I predicted it. It just got crazy and wild, and I am so proud of all the drivers at the end. We put on a show for a full fuel run and nobody took each other out, and it was one of the smartest chess games I have seen out there.”

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/02/26/s ... -17th-try/
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