|· The Coca-Cola 600 will mark Kurt Busch’s 625th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start and his 36th at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Busch has one win, seven top-five finishes and 12 top-10s at the 1.5-mile oval. Additionally, the 39-year-old driver has led 624 laps, has an average starting position of 19.1, an average finish of 17.7 and has completed 92.3 percent (11,555 of 12,525) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Busch has career total totals of 29 wins, 23 poles, 133 top-fives, 264 top-10s and 9,094 laps led in 624 starts.
· His most recent Cup Series win came 48 races ago in the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (Feb. 26, 2017).
· His last Cup Series pole came six races ago at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth(April 6).
· Previous Winner – Busch started second and led 252 of 400 laps at Charlotte en route to his 22nd NASCAR Cup Series victory on May 30, 2010. Busch held off a hard-charging Jamie McMurray to score his only points-paying victory at Charlotte. He won the non-points-paying NASCAR All-Star Race the week before, becoming just the seventh driver to win both races in the same year.
· The Las Vegas native has 23 career NASCAR Cup Series poles. Busch has never won a pole at Charlotte. His best start there is second, where he has started three times (October 2005, and May 2010 and 2013).
· In two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at Charlotte, Busch has a best finish of second in May 2006.
· 9,000 and counting – By leading 98 laps in the April race at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Busch became just the 21st driver to lead 9,000 laps in his NASCAR career. He is currently six laps shy of 9,100.
· Get to the Points – With his eighth-place finish two weeks ago at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Busch is fifth in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings with 393 points. He has two top-fives, six top-10s and nine top-15s in 12 races.
· Busch has been in the top-10 in points for six consecutive weeks. The last time he was in the top-10 for six consecutive weeks was at the end of the 2016 season, when he was in the top-10 for the last eight weeks.
· Kurt Busch finished 18th in last weekend’s Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte. The last driver to finish 18th in the All-Star race and win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte the next week was Casey Mears in May 2007.