Kurt Busch is the 2021 champion of the 2.4 Hours of LeMullets, but the victory came in controversial fashion as the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion made an aggressive move on the final lap to put Kevin Smith sideways.
As Smith went nearly around, Busch scooted past for the lead, and the win, in his No. 2501 machine.
“I love Florida!” Busch stated in excitement after the race. “It’s like a party down here all the time. I love you guys. Was that a local guy? Am I okay? Of course. Did you see the first time I used nitrous was through the chicane?”
Here is video of the frantic action:
During Busch’s victory celebration, Smith retaliated by spinning the legendary NASCAR driver.
Fellow NASCAR Cup Series driver, Alex Bowman led the event earlier in the evening, but a flat tire doomed Bowman’s chances at the win. Instead, Bowman finished 13th.
Parker Kligerman was also in the field, his Fast.co entry finished 16th of 18.
Last night I drove a Crown Vic for 45 minutes on a half dirt-oval-with-a-chicane in Florida with a bunch of other wild people.
It was some of the most pure, fun racing I’ve done in a long time and I could hear the loud crowd in the car
Slow cars, no grip, loud crowd = epic pic.twitter.com/2md31sdLPa
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) November 20, 2021