|· The First Data 500 will mark Busch’s 609th career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start and his 35th at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Busch has two wins, one pole, three top-five finishes and five top-10s at the .526-mile oval. Additionally, the 39-year-old driver has led 464 laps, has an average starting position of 19.6, an average finish of 21.7, and has completed 96.1 percent (16,378 of 17,034) of the laps he’s contested there.
· Busch has career total totals of 29 wins, 21 poles, 131 top-fives, 257 top-10s and 8,877 laps led in 608 starts. His most recent Cup Series win came 32 races ago in the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (Feb. 26). His last Cup Series pole came 64 races ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway(March 4, 2016).
· The Las Vegas native has one pole to his credit (October 2006) at Martinsville. Busch has 21 career NASCAR Cup Series poles.
· Busch has led laps in 11 of his 34 career NASCAR Cup Series starts at Martinsville for a combined total of 464 laps led.
· Busch has made one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Martinsville. He started 22nd and finished 23rd in 2000.
· Twice a Winner at Martinsville – Busch won his first race at Martinsville in October 2002. It was his second NASCAR Cup Series victory and a record-breaking one, at that, as he took the green flag from the 36th starting position – the deepest in the field a Martinsville winner had ever started. His most recent Martinsville win came in March 2014. He held off six-time Cup Series champion and nine-time Martinsville race-winner Jimmie Johnson to win the Martinsville 500.
· A Place of Firsts – Busch’s March 2014 win at Martinsville was the first for Haas Automation as a primary sponsor in the NASCAR Cup Series. Prior to Martinsville, Haas Automation was winless as a primary sponsor for 11 different drivers and 115 races since 2002. Haas Automation, the largest CNC machine tool builder in the Western World, is owned by Stewart-Haas Racing founder and co-owner Gene Haas.
· Thus Far in 2017 – Busch has accumulated one win, six top-five finishes and 14 top-10s in 32 starts.
· Get to the Points – With his second-place finish last Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Busch is 13th in the NASCAR Cup Series championship standings with 2,124 points.
· The No. 41 State Water Heater Ford Fusion will carry decals on the lower-rear quarter panel for:
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