Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch make milestone starts at Atlanta
Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch both reached milestones Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, with Kurt making his 650th start in NASCAR’s top series and Kyle achieving a large round figure with start No. 500.
The brothers’ accomplishment came at the green flag of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 (FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
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Kurt Busch, a three-time Atlanta winner, started eighth in the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 1 Chevrolet. Kyle Busch — who has won twice at the 1.54-mile Georgia track — qualified sixth in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Toyota, but dropped to the rear of the field in pace laps after a crash in Saturday practice forced the team to use a reserve car.
The weekend has already been off to a solid start for Kyle Busch, who prevailed in Saturday’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. He has 51 career wins in NASCAR’s premier series. Kurt Busch is a 30-time winner in the Monster Energy Series. Both are former series champions.
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