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Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch
American racecar driver Kurt Busch was born on Aug. 4, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev. At the age of 6, he was accompanying his father to the track and driving go-carts himself. He then moved on to Dwarf competition. In 1994, his first full year as a driver, he won 10 consecutive races at 10 different tracks. He won the 1998 Auto Zone Elite Division Southwest Series Rookie of the Year, followed by winning the 1999 series championship. That led to a tryout in a Roush Racing "Gong Show," which he won and earned a Craftsman Truck Series ride. In the championship standings, he finished second and won Rookie of the Year. Busch had a breakout year in 2002, winning four races, had 12 top fives and 20 top... Show more »
American racecar driver Kurt Busch was born on Aug. 4, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nev. At the age of 6, he was accompanying his father to the track and driving go-carts himself. He then moved on to Dwarf competition. In 1994, his first full year as a driver, he won 10 consecutive races at 10 different tracks. He won the 1998 Auto Zone Elite Division Southwest Series Rookie of the Year, followed by winning the 1999 series championship. That led to a tryout in a Roush Racing "Gong Show," which he won and earned a Craftsman Truck Series ride. In the championship standings, he finished second and won Rookie of the Year. Busch had a breakout year in 2002, winning four races, had 12 top fives and 20 top tens, leading to a third place finish in points. In 2003, at Darlington Raceway, he and Ricky Craven were side-by-side around the track. Craven crossed the finish line 0.002 seconds ahead of Busch, making it the closest finish in NASCAR history. His 2005 season was cut short after being pulled over in Arizona for suspicion of drunken driving and cited for reckless driving. Roush Racing suspended him. He was sentenced to serve 50 hours of community service to be completed within one year. In the February 2006 edition of GQ magazine, he was number three of its list of top ten most hated athletes, behind Barry Bones and Terrell Owens. In the 2009 Kobalt Tools 600, he gained his 19th Spring Cup Series win, leading more laps in the race than he did in his entire 2008 season. In 2010, he won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the next weekend, he won the Coca-Cola 600. He won the first competitive event of the 2011 season, the Budweiser Shootout. Busch is the third driver to cross over between NASCAR and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), which he started in 2011. « Show less

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  • Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

    Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend.
  • Kurt Busch puts troubles in mirror with win at Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. Consider the page turned. Or a new chapter started. However you want to describe the latest defining moment in Kurt Busch's NASCAR career which has been replete with many it comes at a place where Busch has always seemed the most...

    Kurt Busch dominates Cup race at Richmond

    Kurt Busch dominates Cup race at Richmond
    RICHMOND — Suspended by NASCAR for three races earlier this season amid domestic abuse allegations, Kurt Busch has risen to a contender for the Sprint Cup Series title. Busch put himself into position to make the Chase by winning the Toyota Owners...

    Busch Wins At Richmond, Ending 35-Race Drought

    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. Busch led 291 of the 400 laps on the 0.75-mile oval, and outran Stewart-Haas Racing teammate...

    NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota Owners 400 Lineup

    1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.071 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.796. 3. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.606. 4. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.57. 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.428. 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 126.115....