Kurt Busch returns to the wheel of the #1 Phoenix Construction Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing and will have one of the best paint schemes of the year.
Before we get into that, I have to say, while not a Kurt Busch fan I do enjoy his appreciation of racing history and ability to do some fun things with his cars. Last year was running a paint scheme from the movie Talladega Nights, where he went so far as to strap a stuffed cougar in his car and quote the movie on the radio. While he was not able to win, he did capture the imagination of those watching when he brought the #51 Me Chevrolet to the front and led the race.
This weekend for Saturday’s Aaron’s 312, Kurt will be racing a retro paint scheme seen below.
The scheme is from 1994, when Phoenix Racing was set to run a partial Sprint Cup (then Winston Cup) Series schedule with driver Neil Bonnett returning to the driver seat after a five year retirement from racing and Country Time on the car. Tragically, Bonnett perished is a crash...