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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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  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • Last lap wreck at Daytona injures fans, mars Tony Stewart's Nationwide victory

    Last lap wreck at Daytona injures fans, mars Tony Stewart's Nationwide victory
    Tony Stewart won Saturday's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, but the elation of his victory disappeared in the wake of a heart-stopping wreck that saw Kyle Larson's car demolished after flying into the crossover gate that provides...
  • Hamlin could be fired up for Vegas NASCAR race

    Maybe Denny Hamlin can channel his fury over his $25,000 fine from NASCAR into a fast finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.     Hamlin got docked for his pessimistic comments about the new Gen-6 car, yet most drivers think Sunday's race is their...
  • Austin Dillon soars to repeat Nationwide win at Kentucky

    Austin Dillon soars to repeat Nationwide win at Kentucky
    In the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race to be held during the day at Kentucky Speedway, Austin Dillon returned to the site of his first career NNS victory earlier this year to double up with what is now his second series win, capturing Saturday's...
  • Furniture Row hires Kurt Busch for '13

    Furniture Row hires Kurt Busch for '13
    Furniture Row Racing has hired Kurt Busch to drive for the Colorado-based team in 2013.     Busch will replace Regan Smith in the No. 78 Chevrolet.     Busch was the 2004 NASCAR champion, but he split with Penske Racing at the end of last season because...
  • Busch set to drive No. 78 in Charlotte

    Busch set to drive No. 78 in Charlotte
    Kurt Busch will make his first start in the No. 78 car for Furniture Row Racing at the Oct. 13 race at Charlotte. Busch signed this week to drive for the Colorado-based team in 2013. He'll get an early jump and drive the final six races of this season...
  • NASCAR fines Kurt Busch $50,000 after Darlington

    NASCAR fines Kurt Busch $50,000 after Darlington
    NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for reckless driving on pit road at Darlington and a post-race altercation with Ryan Newman's crew members.     Busch was placed on probation through July 25 for his actions Saturday night.     NASCAR also fined Busch...
  • Kurt Busch thinks Newman feud is 'WWE-type' action

    Kurt Busch thinks Newman feud is 'WWE-type' action
    Kurt Busch doesn't think he endangered anyone last weekend at Darlington Raceway, and he insists he accidentally ran into the back of Ryan Newman's car after the race. And he's baffled as to why Newman has been leveling scathing attacks on Busch's...
  • Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th

    Johnson wins record-tying third NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Bowyer is 14th
    Jimmie Johnson joined an elite club on Saturday night. In beating Brad Keselowski to the finish of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by .841 seconds, Johnson won the exhibition event for the third time, tying Dale Earnhardt Sr....
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes it three straight with Iowa Nationwide win

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. makes it three straight with Iowa Nationwide win
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s success at Iowa Speedway continues. The defending NASCAR Nationwide Series points champion extended his winning streak at Iowa Speedway. Stenhouse dominated the field for most of the race to capture the checkered flag at the...
  • Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600, Bowyer will start 5th

    Almirola takes first pole at Coca-Cola 600, Bowyer will start 5th
    Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night, giving Richard Petty Motorsports a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR's longest race.     Teammate Marcus Ambrose was second at 191.598 in...