Kurt Busch Asks for Fans Help to Name Victory Celebration

Jen PrestonSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2009

"He doesn't understand what the Polish victory lap is all about," FOX commentator Darrell Waltrip said of last weekend's race winner, Kurt Busch. "Somebody needs to explain it to him."

"I see the basis of a new Digger cartoon right here," fellow commentator Mike Joy added.

Busch dominated the race, leading 234 of 330 laps—more than he lead in his entire 2008 effort.

Whatever made the older Busch brother drive around the track backwards at Atlanta Motor Speedway, it's definitely been a talking point for many fans around the water cooler, something that has the Las Vegas native "just blown away."

And now, he wants your help it naming the unique celebration.

"It’s amazing to see the attention it (the celebration lap) has gotten. We’ve done hundreds of media interviews since Sunday and every time it’s inevitable that they’ll get around to wanting to discuss our unusual victory lap.

"We were doing Eli’s radio show on Tuesday night when we decided we were going to ask the fans to help us put an official name on our lap," Busch said.

After the wild media tour commenced, Busch got together with websites web team and decided to make a contest: can you name Kurt Busch's new celebration?

We’re urging the fans to participate and I can’t wait to review their suggested names for the lap. We’ll send the winner a nice gift basket and that one lucky fan will always have the bragging rights for naming the lap," said Busch. "We’ll announce the winning entry on Friday at Bristol (March 20)."

To help Kurt, e-mail your ideas to Kristy Cloutier at kristy@kurtbusch.com.

Thanks to Jayski and KurtBusch.com for the information and quotes used in this piece.