WATCH: Kurt Busch and Chip Ganassi Racing Execute Perfect Team Work to Win at Atlanta

Published 07/15/2021, 12:10 PM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) leads NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (1) and NASCAR Cup Series driver Tyler Reddick (8) into turn three during the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


At the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch clinched victory ahead of his brother Kyle. All throughout the race, he, his crew chief, and spotter worked in perfect harmony. Spotter Tyler Green advised the Chip Ganassi Racing driver to pick the bottom line, and Kurt did just that to overtake Kyle.

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The brothers were side-by-side for a while before they both touched wheels. Luckily, there was no major incident, and Kurt Busch managed to edge ahead. As he surged ahead, nobody could catch the #1 car. After crossing the finish line, Busch made sure to thank teammate Ross Chastain, who held up Kyle Busch for a while.

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In the end, Kurt Busch held on to the lead and managed to take the win. Unfortunately, he is languishing down in 14th place, which makes him a little vulnerable. However, there are still a few races left for him to make up places and stay away from relegation.

What to expect from Kurt Busch?

Admittedly, the driver is not expecting miracles, as the CGR team is not exactly a front-running contender. However, his Atlanta win means that he is starting in fourth place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Meanwhile, younger brother Kyle Busch is starting on pole position, which will help him in his title bid.

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Jul 11, 2021; Hampton, Georgia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (1) celebrates after he won at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle is currently sitting in third place behind teammate Denny Hamlin and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson. The Joe Gibbs driver is in a good run of form and could be a favorite to win the championship. However, he will have to contend with Larson, who is also in excellent form.

Meanwhile, Kurt Busch can only try his hardest to finish as high in the championship as possible. After clinching the title in 2004, he has seesawed up and down the order and finished on the tail of the Top 10 last year.

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