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Kurt Busch knows that he has the talent and equipment to win his first Sprint Cup restrictor-plate race.
But the 34-year-old driver, who has 24 career Cup victories, also knows it will take more than talent and top-notch equipment to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
"The restrictor-plate races turn in to more of a crap shoot,” said Busch, driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS. “You see if your number is going to come up and be the lucky guy at the end of the day. The way you have to stay patient all day, stay out of trouble and be on the lucky side of things is a tough combination to get exactly right.”
Busch has come close to winning many times at the restrictor-plate tracks in Talladega and Daytona. He has four top-three finishes at Talladega and six top-threes at Daytona, including four runner-up results in the Daytona 500.
“Over the years I've had good consistent finishes-- just haven't broken through for a Cu...
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DENVER, Colo. – Kurt Busch knows that he has the talent and equipment to win his first Sprint Cup restrictor-plate race.
But the 31-year-old driver, who has 24 career Cup victories, also knows it will take more than talent and top-notch equipment to win Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
“The restrictor-plate races turn in to more of a crap shoot,”...