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May 5, 2023

Kurt, Kyle Busch join distinguished list of NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers

The two winningest brothers in the NASCAR Cup Series record books shared a historic honor Friday as Kurt and Kyle Busch were added to the special anniversary list of NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers.

Both brothers are champions at NASCAR’s highest level, with Kyle Busch claiming the Cup Series title in 2015 and 2019, and Kurt Busch becoming the first champ in the sport’s playoff era in 2004. Younger brother Kyle has 62 Cup Series wins with Kurt contributing 34 victories to the Busch family tally.

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Kyle Busch established himself as a stock-car great with more than 200 – and counting – victories across all three NASCAR national series. The 38-year-old driver tops the all-time win list in both the Xfinity Series and the Craftsman Truck Series, and he currently ranks ninth in the Cup Series.

Kurt Busch, 44, sports crown-jewel triumphs in both the Daytona 500 (2017) and the Coca-Cola 600 (2010). Of his 22 seasons at the Cup Series level, 19 of those campaigns included at least one win.

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NASCAR is unveiling the 75 Greatest Drivers list as part of its diamond-anniversary season, with 25 new names being added to the original 50 Greatest list revealed in 1998. Just four open slots remain on the elite list, and those will be revealed next week in the run-up to NASCAR’s Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway.

The Busches became just the second group of drivers to join the Greatest Driver roster. Terry and Bobby Labonte – who also have three Cup Series titles between them – were recognized 25 years apart, with Terry as one of the original 50 Greatest and younger brother Bobby joining the new group of honorees last week.