Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Kurt Busch using chassis making 2017 debut at Dover

Kurt Busch is 30/1 to win this week at Dover.
Chassis No. 951: 
Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 951 in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Built new for 2015, Chassis No. 951 debuted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in July, when Busch was able to overcome a flat tire to come home with a hard-fought eighth-place finish. It then saw action at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, where Busch overcame a flat tire on lap 86 and a green-flag pit stop that put him a lap down to finish third. Chassis No. 951 made its final start of the 2015 season at HomesteadMiami Speedway, when Busch scraped the wall but fought back to bring home an eighth-place finish. 

Chassis No. 951 spent much of the 2016 season as a backup racecar but was called into service at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City after an accident coming off turn four on his last lap of final practice forced the No. 41 team to unload the chassis and start the race from the rear of the field. Busch overcame persistent handling issues to finish 13th. Since then, the car has received chassis updates and the body has been updated in preparation for its first start of the 2017 season.

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