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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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  • Gordon grabs pole; Harvick tops Chase finalists

    — It was a bittersweet achievement for Jeff Gordon as he won his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400. The favorable spot on the starting grid won't give the veteran a shot at the Sprint Cup title...
  • Kevin Harvick Pulls Off The Double, Winning Race And The Title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday's Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is...
  • Tony Stewart says he missed races out of respect for Ward and family

    NASCAR star Tony Stewart, emerging Friday from three weeks of seclusion after his race car struck and killed a 20-year-old fellow driver, said the incident was "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with." Stewart also said he wanted the...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...
  • Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway

    Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway
    Jimmie Johnson, shrugging off a misstep that cost him last week's Sprint Cup Series race in Indianapolis, won the pole position for the next race Sunday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Johnson, the five-time Cup champion, turned a lap in his No. 48...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. avoids pileup, wins GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway

     Dale Earnhardt Jr. avoids pileup, wins GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway
    And just like that, 0-for-28 has turned into 2-for-2 for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The most popular driver on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series says that nothing in his life matters if he doesn't perform well on Sundays, which means that twice a year for the past...
  • Harvick's Sprint Cup Road A Rough One

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — If Kevin Harvick truly is one of the heavy favorites to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, he's going to have to prove it on Sunday. Fighting a loose handling car during Friday's time trials, Harvick brushed the wall...
  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville

    Earnhardt wins at Martinsville
    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Earnhardt wins at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, taking the checkered...
  • Logano wins crash-filled Chase race at New Hampshire

    Logano wins crash-filled Chase race at New Hampshire
    LOUDON, N.H. -- Joey Logano has advanced into the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning Sunday's Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a race plagued with accidents that involved several of the Chase members....
  • Gordon, Keselowski brawl after Johnson wins race

    Gordon, Keselowski brawl after Johnson wins race
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson became the second consecutive eliminated Chase for the Sprint Cup driver to win in the Eliminator round, capturing the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday. However, the NASCAR Sprint...
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch under investigation for alleged domestic assault

    NASCAR's Kurt Busch under investigation for alleged domestic assault
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being investigated for alleged domestic assault, the Dover (Del.) Police Department said Friday. Police did not identify the alleged victim, whom they said brought the allegations to authorities Wednesday, the police said....