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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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  • Ryan Newman wins pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire

    Ryan Newman wins pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire
    Ryan Newman on Friday won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Newman topped a contingent of drivers in the Chase for the Cup title playoff who led qualifying at the 1.06-mile oval in Loudon, N.H....
  • Newman wins pole at New Hampshire; Bowyer starts 16th

    Newman wins pole at New Hampshire; Bowyer starts 16th
    Ryan Newman turned a track record lap of 136.497 mph to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headline a top 12 loaded with Chase drivers for Sunday's race.     Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers filled 10 of the top 12 spots...
  • Joe Gibbs, Kurt Busch among intriguing stories in expanded Chase

    Joe Gibbs remains the only coach to win Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks. Almost as remarkable, none of the three — Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Mark Rypien — has a Canton zip code. More than two decades removed from his...
  • Kurt Busch misses deadline for IndyCar Series race at Fontana

    Kurt Busch said Thursday that he will not race in IndyCar's season finale at Fontana. Busch said the deadline has passed by which he and Andretti Autosport needed to notify Chevrolet they'd need an engine for the Oct. 19 race at Auto Club Speedway....
  • NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013

     
    NASCAR Chase TV schedule 2013: The Sprint Cup Series “playoffs” begin Sunday, Sept. 15, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., in the GEICO 400, the first race of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Full Chase TV schedule below. The...
  • Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams

    Ryan Newman adds to flurry of NASCAR drivers changing teams
    The NASCAR team Richard Childress Racing said Monday it signed Ryan Newman to drive its No. 31 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series. Newman currently drives the No. 39 Chevy for Stewart-Haas Racing but was not re-signed by that team for 2014....
  • Bowyer's spin benefits teammate, clouds finish to Chase-setting race at Richmond

     Bowyer's spin benefits teammate, clouds finish to Chase-setting race at Richmond
    RICHMOND — Two lessons were learned from Saturday's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday about the affect of teammates in setting the 12-driver field for the Chase for the championship: One unsettling, mudding the regular-...
  • Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase

    Carl Edwards wins at Richmond; Brad Keselowski doesn't make Chase
    Carl Edwards won the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday and finished as the Sprint Cup Series regular-season points leader as NASCAR heads into its 10-race Chase, starting Sept. 15 at Chicagoland. Edwards' victory was...
  • Edwards wins Richmond; Bowyer takes 8th seed, controversy into the chase

    Edwards wins Richmond; Bowyer takes 8th seed, controversy into the chase
    NASCAR will have a new champion this year as the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship will go on without Brad Keselowski.     The reigning champion failed to make the 12-driver Chase on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, where an ill-...
  • Gordon wins pole at Richmond, Bowyer starts forth

    Gordon wins pole at Richmond, Bowyer starts forth
    Jeff Gordon will try to race his way into NASCAR's playoffs from the pole position.     The four-time champion turned a track-record qualifying lap of 130.599 mph at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night to win his 73rd career pole position, and...
  • Kurt Busch relishes underdog role in last chance to make NASCAR's Chase

    RICHMOND — Kurt Busch is a past Sprint Cup Series champion and currently holds a six-point cushion for 10th place in the Cup standings: the final automatic position into the Chase. And yet the question about whether he felt like an underdog to...