Kurt Busch Named Atlanta Grand Marshal

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Kurt Busch has been named the third quarter winning of the NMPA Spirit Award. (HHP/Ashley Dickerson Photo)
Kurt Busch (HHP/Ashley Dickerson Photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR Cup Series racer Kurt Busch will serve as grand marshal for the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Vet Tix Camping World 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Busch started his NASCAR National touring series career racing in the NGROTS in 2000 and was a four-time winner in NGROTS competition in just one full-time season on the circuit.

Vet Tix is a national 501 (C)(3) which has provided more than 9 million event tickets to the military and first responder communities since 2008. The mission of Vet Tix is to give back to those who have served our nation as active duty military, reserves, veterans, and first responders.

In 2019, Busch started the KB100, which made a personal commitment to offer 100 tickets to every NCS race through a partnership with Vet Tix. Last season more than 50,000 veterans and active servicemembers requested the nearly 4,000 available tickets.

In 2020, Busch announced plans to enhance the offering to Vet Tix members by encouraging other drivers, sponsors and industry partners to consider matching his offer of 100 tickets to each race creating the KB100 Plus ticket giveaway.

“I am honored to be selected as the grand marshal for the Vet Tix Camping World 200,” Busch said. “I have enjoyed a great relationship with Vet Tix over the past year. It’s a great organization; not only for their support of the KB100 Plus program, but for what they do to help get active service members and veterans to hundreds of events around the country. I have a great appreciation for our nation’s military members and veterans and am proud to be a small part of what Vet Tix does to service that community.”