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Kurt Busch honored for KB 100 ticket program for military members

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 - Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on September 07, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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Kurt Busch has been selected as the recipient of the National Motor Press Association Pocono Spirit Award for the third quarter of 2019 for his work with military members and their families.

Through his KB 100 program, Busch has made 100 race tickets available to military personnel for every Cup race this season.

The NMPA Pocono Spirit Award is designed to recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports.

Also receiving votes for the third quarter award were Daniel Hemric and Kyle Larson.

Hemric was nominated for creating the “Be the Change Scholarship” with the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation in Rowan County in North Carolina.

Larson was nominated for his work with Credit One Bank for a donation of $25,000 to Meeting Street Academy in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2018 and 2019.