Kurt Busch is a fan of the Chicago Cubs baseball club and the Chicago Bears football team.
The Cubs play 81 games on the road and 81 games at home in Wrigley Field. The Bears play eight games on the road and eight games at home at Soldier Field.
For Busch and the rest of the drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, they’re schedule is a little less balanced as they have 34 “road games” and only two at the home track of most every team – Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
But this Sunday, Busch and the rest of the series are “home” for the Bank of America 500. From 2003 to 2016, the fall event at Charlotte took place Saturday of race weekend but, for 2017, officials decided to move it to Sunday afternoon.
Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has had some success at Charlotte as he started second and led 252 of 400 laps there en route to his 222nd NASCAR Cup Series victory on May 30, 2010.
He held off a hard-charging Jamie McMurray to score his only points-paying victory at the 1.5-mile oval. He won the NASCAR All-Star Race the week before, becoming just the seventh driver to win both races in the same year.
Along with the victory, Busch has seven top-five finishes and 12 top-10s at Charlotte.
Busch enjoys racing, and he especially enjoys a home race when they are scheduled. And he would like nothing more than to score his second victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday.