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Kurt Busch sets aim on becoming repeat champ in Daytona 500

Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the silver screen.

Richard Petty (1973-1974) and Cale Yarborough (1983-1984) both won consecutive Daytona 500s, and no driver had his name etched on the Harley J. Earl Trophy two straight years since Sterling Marlin (1994-95).

Busch, who had been suspended by Nascar for two days before the 2015 Daytona 500 for off-track behavior, used a last-lap pass to win a race that was otherwise marred by a series of wrecks.

Busch wanted the car — he had a failed negotiation at keeping the Ford in his recent contract talks — but it’s headed to the Stewart-Haas Racing shop where it goes on display with Kevin Harvick’s 2014 Cup series title winner and team co-owner Tony Stewart’s 2010 championship car.

There’s another repeat in doubt: New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could make another cameo in the pits as both athletes are sponsored by Monster Energy.

Busch found his own cool factor in front of the camera, filming spots for Discovery’s “Fast N’ Loud” and he worked as a guest commentator at a Supercross event .

Former champions Stewart, Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth have all retired over the last three years, making Busch’s ‘04 crown the oldest of any active driver.

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