|11/01/23||The Numbers Don’t Lie|
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|09/21/23||Happy in the Black Hat|
|09/14/23||Wishes Come True|
Beneath The Surface - An Elite
The off-and-on drama that has followed Kurt Busch throughout his career has made it easy to forget just how good he has been and he continues to be.
This week we saw him manage his fuel well-enough to make-up an expected two lap short-fall to pick-up his 28th career win. That ties him with Hall of Famer Rex White for 25th on the all-time wins list. And, Kurt won't be 38 until August. He also lost a couple of his prime years having been exiled to NASCAR's wilderness.
And, yet, while out there, he can be given credit for showing that Furniture Row had the potential to compete for wins; as much to themselves as anyone.
His run at Indy, a year ago, was amazing. Forget the fact he was a novice at running open wheels.
He can be incredibly hard on his crews, but they respond, because they know he can win in pretty much anything they put him in.
With his win at Pocono, he's now won races there, and at Michigan in three different car makes for three different car owners.
And, he's quietly having one of his best years. He's run every lap and he's finished outside of the top 10 just twice. Before this year is out, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Kurt Busch celebrating a second championship.