busch-charger-diag.jpgby Patrick Rall

    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch oversees a charitable foundation that proudly wears his name. The Kurt Busch Foundation is currently holding a raffle for a customized 2011 Dodge Charger R/T fitted with some Mopar goodies and a unique paint scheme modeled after Busch’s #22 Pennzoil Dodge Charger stock car. 

    All you have to do for your shot at this unique custom Charger R/T is
    buy a $100 ticket, with the full amount being tax deductible, while also
    going to a great cause.  Click here for a high resolution gallery of
    this 1-of-1 Charger on the Kurt Busch Foundation website.

    busch-charger-grill.jpgThe charity’s website lists their cause as follows: The mission of the Kurt Busch Foundation is to lend meaningful support
    for the betterment of organizations positively involved in the areas of
    health care, education, career training and rehabilitation as well as
    provide assistance to individuals who demonstrate need in these
    important areas of personal development. The Kurt Busch Foundation also
    lends support to military families in need.

    To raise money for those groups, Kurt Busch designed a custom 2011 Dodge
    Charger R/T that will be raffled off to the person holding the lucky
    ticket at the end of the raffle campaign.  Tickets are $100 a piece but
    with only 5,000 tickets sold, your odds of winning are no worse than
    1/5000 – those are much better odds than your average state-run lottery –
    and this money goes to a better cause.

    busch-charger-back.jpgThe Kurt Busch special edition 2011 Dodge Charger R/T begins on the
    outside with a Redline Red trimmed with a set of gold stripes – similar
    to the scheme seen on Busch’s #22 Team Penske/Pennzoil Dodge Charger
    stock car.  Busch first added a chin spoiler to give it a more
    aggressive look across the front end. Out back, there is a molder
    duckbill spoiler very similar to the rear wing on the Mopar Redline
    Charger that debuted at last year’s SEMA Show;  with the only difference
    being the fact that the Redline Charger didn’t have a third brake light
    while the Kurt Busch Charger R/T does. The exterior of this unique
    Charger R/T features a set of 20″ black chrome wheels wrapped in Redline
    tires, along with the black door scoops like those first seen on the
    Redline Charger – complete with the vintage looking R/T logo in red.

    Inside, Busch has added a set of dark leather Katzkin seats trimmed in
    red piping with a red center section – capped off by the #22 logo and
    Kurt Busch’s signature on the seat back.  The Charger being raffled
    also features a Mopar cat-back exhaust system that adds some sound and
    power – all of which result in a car with a stated value of $50,000…and
    it could be yours for just making a charitable contribution of $100.

    Tickets will be available until October 31, 2011 so there is plenty of
    time but when you consider that only 5,000 tickets are available – if
    you have an extra hundred dollars laying around to help out a good cause,
    along with giving you a chance at this awesome custom Charger, head on
    over to the Kurt Busch Foundation website for more information on
    purchasing a ticket.

    This is one sick ride, no doubt, but is it the best special edition Charger ever? Voice your opinion here!