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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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  • Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

    Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement.
  • Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement

    Kurt Busch to follow guidelines toward NASCAR reinstatement
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed...

    Kurt Busch agrees to terms for reinstatement, NASCAR says

    Kurt Busch agrees to terms for reinstatement, NASCAR says
    Kurt Busch has agreed to comply with the recommended guidelines of his suspension in order to be granted eventual reinstatement, NASCAR announced Monday. David Higdon, NASCAR communications vice president, told reporters that Busch “has agreed...

    Regan Smith to again replace Busch for Stewart-Haas Racing

    Regan Smith will again replace Kurt Busch this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch was suspended two days before the Feb. 22 season-opening Daytona 500. Smith was named interim driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet for Daytona and Sunday's race at...

    Bianchi: With Vaughn gone, Borrego is Magic's new minister of defense

     Bianchi: With Vaughn gone, Borrego is Magic's new minister of defense
    Running off at the typewriter … How is it that Jacque Vaughn gets fired, James Borrego takes over as interim coach and the Magic suddenly and miraculously go from one of the worst defensive teams in the NBA to one of the best (at least...