NASCAR race names keep getting more bizarre

Kansas Speedway, NASCAR (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)
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In a season that has already seen multiple crazy race names, NASCAR may have gotten a new one that will forever top them all.

We’ve all observed some of the crazy NASCAR race names which have been produced by title sponsorship deals over the years, and the 2021 season has provided fans with several entertaining ones.

The Xfinity Series opened up the year with the Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway, and this past weekend, Phoenix Raceway hosted the Call 811 Before You Dig 200.

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Crazy race names of years past across the three national series include but are not limited to the Buckle Up in Your Truck 225, the Subway Jalapeno 250 powered by Coca-Cola, the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400 at The Brickyard and the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen.

Others include the Crown Royal Presents the [Your Hero’s Name Here] 400 at the Brickyard powered by and the Spongebob Squarepants 400.

But NASCAR may have a new one that tops them all.

Busch, one of the four Premier Partners of the Cup Series, gave fans the opportunity to name the upcoming race at Kansas Speedway, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 2.

All fans needed to do was make a donation of at least $1.00 to Farm Rescue, a one-of-a-kind non-profit that supports family farmers across the country, and submit their idea for the race name. Busch pledged to match each $1.00 donation with $1.00 of their own, for up to $50,000.

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After submissions closed, it was narrowed down to four finalists: The Busch Latte 400, the Nectar of the Cobs 400, the For The Farmers 400 and the Buschy McBusch Race 400.

And now it is official.

Following the final vote, this upcoming 267-lap race around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) oval in Kansas City, Kansas will be called the Buschy McBusch Race 400.

As a result, the name Buschy McBusch Race 400 is set to appear everywhere, including the official race logo, the race tickets,, official race merchandise and even on the Kansas Speedway grass. The name will even be said by Fox commentators Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, and Mike Joy during the live broadcast of the race.

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The Buschy McBusch Race 400 is set to be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 from Kansas Speedway beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 2.