Kurt Busch: Works to Improve One Position for Victory at Kentucky Speedway
Three months ago Kurt Busch piloted the No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) Toyota at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta making his first NASCAR Nationwide Series start on the 1.5-mile oval. He achieved a top-10 starting position and brought the black machine home in second place, one position shy of a second team victory with his brother's young team.
Similar to what team owner-driver Kyle Busch did at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway in Joliet last week, returning to the second season event at a track where they had notes from an initial run, Busch will once again tackle the Kentucky track. Having learned from the first event and worked with the team since then, Busch hopes to improve one position on his last attempt, securing that first-place victory.
It was a different car from the KBM fleet, that weekend, one that saw success with top-five finishes for each of the Monster Energy drivers earlier in the year. This Saturday, however, Busch will attempt victory in KBM's newest chassis, first raced at Atlanta Motor Speedway with owner-driver Kyle Busch, who earned the team's first pole position and a seventh-place finish. This week's Camry has improved modifications designed for KBM's intermediate-track program, which has shown growth throughout the season.
Matt Crafton will support the No. 54 team by practicing and qualifying the car while Busch is in Loudon, NH preparing his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride. Busch will travel to Kentucky Saturday afternoon to be present for the Kentucky 300 start, his 11th run this year in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Monster Energy entry. Despite having to start from the rear of the field due to the driver change, Busch is looking forward to the challenge of Kentucky Speedway once again. With four races under his belt in the "Bluegrass State," Busch is prepared to notch a win for himself, for Monster Energy and for his brother's Nationwide Series team.
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