The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series is heading to Kansas City, Kansas this week for the 2021 Buschy McBusch 400. The Kansas Speedway is set to host the Cup Series race on Sunday, May 2nd at 3:00 p.m. ET, with coverage airing on FS1.
You may be wondering how the event got such an interesting name. You can thank NASCAR fans nationwide who participated in Busch Light’s contest to name the Cup Series race back in February.
In exchange for a $1 donation to the Farm Rescue Foundation, NASCAR fans were allowed to submit ideas to name this year’s first race at the Kansas Speedway. Farm Rescue is an organization dedicated to the support of farmers and ranchers in economic need. Busch Beer narrowed it down to four remaining names before allowing fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite on Twitter.
We're down to 4 finalists, and we need your help to decide the final name for the @NASCAR Cup Series Race at @KansasSpeedway on 5/2.— Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) March 8, 2021
Reply with your favorite below using #BuschContest. The one with the most votes wins! pic.twitter.com/z5xJ8FSTqX
Fans were able to reply with their vote using the Twitter hashtag #BuschContest, and finally, the Buschy McBusch Race 400 was born.
Denny Hamlin sits as the favorite to win Sunday’s race on DraftKing Sportsbook with odds at +600, closely followed by driver Martin Truex Jr. at +650. The winner of last week’s GEICO 500, Brad Keselowski, sits at +800 to win.