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NASCAR drivers throw down over Bears-Packers

September 10, 2012|RedEye

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch are taking their rivalry to the next level this week—and it has nothing to do with Sunday's Geico 400 in Joliet.

You see, Busch is a die-hard Bears fan, and Kenseth loves the Packers, so the drivers have a friendly wager on Thursday's game at Lambeau Field. If the Bears win, Kenseth must wear a Bears jersey to Sunday's drivers meeting at Chicagoland Speedway. If the Packers win, Busch will wear Packers gear.

"This is a no-brainer. Cutler to Marshall to start it, Urlacher and Peppers to finish it," Busch said in a statement. "A 2-0 start to the season for the Bears will be great, but seeing Kenseth in navy and orange will definitely be an added bonus."

Kenseth does not lack for confidence, either.

"Everyone in Chicago is excited right now, but Green Bay is going to bring them right back down to Earth," Kenseth said. "I think Aaron Rodgers will do Kurt a favor and get this one over by halftime just so we can have a little extra sleep before we head to Chicagoland Speedway to go racing."

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