Kurt Busch ended up partying with Rob Gronkowski until 3 a.m. after Daytona 500 win
Kurt Busch tried to pace himself after winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday but ended up with Rob Gronkowski at a club until 3 a.m.
Kurt Busch tried to pace himself after winning the Daytona 500 on Sunday to kick off the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season, but that is hard to do with Rob Gronkowski around.
The Patriots tight end, who also happens to be a Monster Energy sponsored athlete, spent the weekend partying it up in Florida and had a VIP event at a local club in Daytona Beach after the race. It was only fitting the race winner showed up. Busch told reporters Friday about the shenanigans that went down after the Great American Race.
"Sunday night after victory lane and all the media requirements and different celebrations and pictures — my in-laws were there — and we went to their boat parked in the intercoastal waterways to have a couple beers and my phone was blowing up with Monster people," Busch said. "They were down at [night club] Razzles and I was like, ‘Razzles, I remember that place, let's go.’
"Gronk was down there and had the VIP area so we went. I don’t know what time I left Razzles but I was there partying with Gronk and that is a cool stamp to put down to say that you did that. Mark Hull and Mitch Covington, all the top Monster people were there. All the top Stewart-Haas Racing people were there, even college grads like Mike Verlander wearing his khakis were inside Razzles having a good time.
"Those are the celebrations you don’t forget about. That was the pacing myself. I left there at about 3:15 or 3:30 a.m. and that is what it takes to pace yourself to make it to the breakfast event with Daytona pushing our car into the Hall of Fame museum the proper way on Monday morning.”
Despite the late night Busch was wide awake for the traditional winner's breakfast in Daytona Beach on Monday. After a series of media events across the nation this past week, Busch will be back on the track Sunday in Atlanta for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, a race he has won three times at Atlanta to go along with 11 top 10s.