· The Federated Auto Parts 400 will mark Busch’s 602nd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start and his 34th career NASCAR Cup Series start at Richmond. Busch has two wins, six top-five finishes and 14 top-10s at the .75-mile oval. Additionally, the 39-year-old driver has led 806 laps, has an average starting position of 17.1, an average finish of 15.8, and has completed 98.3 percent (12,992 of 13,216) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Busch has career total totals of 29 wins, 21 poles, 129 top-fives, 255 top-10s and 8,874 laps led in 601 starts.
· His most recent Cup Series win came 25 races ago in the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (Feb. 26).
· His last Cup Series pole came 57 races ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway(March 4, 2016).
· Busch owns a pair of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories at Richmond. The first came in September 2005, when Busch started fifth and led 185 laps en route to victory. Busch scored his second Richmond victory in April 2015. He turned in a dominating performance, leading six times for a race-high 291 laps, to score his first win of the 2015 season.
· In addition to his pair of victories at Richmond, he has two runner-up finishes at the Virginia short track. The first came in September 2009 while his most recent runner-up finish came in September 2013.
· Busch has never won a pole at Richmond. His best start there is second in September 2013.
· In two starts in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition at Richmond, Busch has one win (April 2012) and two top-five finishes.
· Thus Far in 2017 – Busch has accumulated one win, four top-five finishes and 12 top-10s in 25 starts.
· Get to the Points – With his third-place finish last Sunday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, Busch enters Richmond 13th in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings with 624 points and is 376 behind series leader Martin Truex Jr.
· The No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Fusion will carry decals on the lower-rear quarter panel for:
Lincoln Tech – 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 in Indianapolis — www.lincolntech.edu/campus/indianapolis-in
At Lincoln Tech,students take control of their futures with training for careers in the automotive, electrical and electronics, manufacturing, collision repair and diesel industries.
The school offers:
CNC machines provided by Haas Automation, which students use to learn how to program, operate and gain industry-specific, hands-on skills. 37 auto bays, 16 diesel bays and four collision paint booths set in a 63,000-square-foot training center.
A pre-wired smart house and other facilities for Electrical and Electronic Systems Technology (EEST) students to practice the latest techniques in installation, fiber optic cabling, fire alarms and more.
Mega labs for automotive and diesel programs.
A Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program, in which students learn how to make cars look like new again through structural analysis, airbrushing, paintless dent repair techniques and more.The program’s Blended Learning format allows students to complete some coursework online from home in order to make the most of their time on campus in the school’s real, working, collision-repair bays and paint booths.
The campus is located in what is considered “The Racing Capital of the World,” as more than 400 motorsports firms based in the Indianapolis area.
Haas Factory Outlet Chicago – 555 Busse Road in Elk Grove Village, Illinois –www.hfochicago.com
Haas Factory Outlet Chicago, a division of Midwest Machinery Resources, serves Northern Illinois and Indiana with American-made, high-tech Haas Automation CNC machine tools. HFO Chicago is committed to customer service and ensuring that customers have the lowest overall cost and the highest overall value. HFO Chicago also supports manufacturing education through the Haas Technical Education Centers at Vincennes University and Illinois State University, among others.