Kurt Busch eager to earn a return trip to Victory Lane

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Kurt Busch had made some promises to his adopted stepson, Houston, and the Sprint Cup driver had every intention of keeping them in the bonding experience they shared this summer.

“He had a summer long list of things he wanted to do,’’ Busch said Tuesday. “Ride his go-kart, go camping, fishing, just things than an 8-year-old would want to do — play video games. He said he wanted to bungee jump, but we had to drop that off the list.’’

But there was one request in particular Busch was unable to fulfill during the 26-race regular season.

“He wanted to go to Victory Lane, and I didn’t win yet this year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,’’ said Busch, who also was winless in his three Nationwide Series appearances.

But Busch did the next best thing.

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