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How did they name the Buschy McBusch Race 400?

We take a look at the charity event that led to this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race being called the Buschy McBusch Race 400.

Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Busch Dog Brew Ford, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Autotrader Ford, Chase Elliott, driver of the #9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, Cole Custer, driver of the #41 Ford, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #19 Bass Pro Toyota, and Bubba Wallace, driver of the #23 DoorDash Toyota, race during the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2021 in Talladega, Alabama. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

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.

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.