NASCAR Cup Series
VIDEO: Family Ties Making History for Busch Brothers
With Kyle’s win at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, the brothers now hold another place in history together.
The STP 500 was the 35th Sprint Cup Series win for Kyle. The 2015 champion began his full-time career in 2005 with Hendrick Motorsports, scoring his first victory that September in Fontana. Older brother Kurt, the 2004 champion, has amassed 27 career wins since arriving in 2001 with Roush Fenway Racing.
Kyle’s victory gives him and Kurt 62 combine wins, which moves them into a tie for third place for most Sprint Cup wins by brothers. They sit behind the Allison brothers, Bobby and Donnie with 94 wins, and the Waltrip’s, Darrell and Michael, who have 88.
This shared accomplishment, however, is not the first for the Busch brothers.
The duo has held the record for the most back-to-back victories by brothers for a few years. Last season, they added their seventh when Kurt scored the win at Michigan in late June, followed by Kyle’s first win of the season a week later in Sonoma.
They lead the category over Tim and Fonty Flock, who did the same three times. The Allison’s, Labonte’s and Bodine’s are also included on the list.
Another category the Busch’s find themselves on is most consecutive Sprint Cup wins by brothers.
In 2008, Kyle and Kurt won four consecutive races from Sonoma to Chicago. It put them on the list with Tim, Bob and Fonty Flock (1952), Herb and Donald Thomas, and Tim and Flonty Flock. All are tied with four consecutive victories.
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