Kurt Busch Looks to Fans for Help

Kelly CrandallSenior Writer IMarch 12, 2009

After Kurt Busch won his first race of the 2009 season last Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, fans were expecting a nice little celebration burn out.

What they got was a backward victory lap when Busch drove the No. 2 Miller Light Dodge in reverse around the entire track on the way to victory lane.

Since then Busch has said that great attention has been paid to the lap and many want to know what he's decided to name it.

Busch is going to let the fans decide.

“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 (Gold) 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.

Any fan that would like to throw out an idea for the name can just log on to Kurt Busch's official Web site and leave their suggestion. Busch said it will be a contest and the best suggestion will be picked and revealed next Friday when the Series rolls into the Bristol Motor Speedway.

At Bristol, Busch has five wins, so we could likely see another backward victory lap.

As for the winner of the contest, they get something too.

"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,” he says.

Time to put your thinking caps on.

Source: Jayski.com