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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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  • Race day blog at Pocono: Jeff Gordon wins it

     
    Jeff Gordon tied Bill Elliott for all-time wins at Pocono Raceway with his fifth victory here on Sunday. Gordon won an accident-free 5-Hour Energy 500 here at Pocono. It was his second win of the season. He also won in Phoenix in the second race of the...
  • Kurt Busch wins at Sonoma for first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of year

     
    Kurt Busch was dominant Sunday in winning the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Busch and his No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge were followed by second place Jeff Gordon,......
  • Kurt Busch leads at halfway point of NASCAR race in Sonoma

     
    Kurt Busch and his No. 22 Dodge Charger were the class of the field at the halfway point of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway. Tony Stewart was second, Clint Bowyer third and Jimmie Johnson was running......
  • Kurt Busch marriage woes ropes in NASCAR media, ethics

     
    Kurt Busch is legally separated from his wife, Eva. The couple, married in 2006, is the process of ending their marriage. He is now involved with the woman in the picture, Patricia Driscoll...
  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday on SPEED

     
    2012 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race airs Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7pm ET on SPEED. The 28th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race takes place Saturday, May 19, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with the winner receiving a $1 million prize. Drivers qualify by...
  • NASCAR Star Makes Pit-Stop in Harrisburg.

    NASCAR Star Makes Pit-Stop in Harrisburg.
    His brother, Kyle, is always making news on the race-track, but Kurt Busch is no racing slouch. He's number 6 in the Sprint cup standings and he is making a pit stop in Harrisburg. Busch is there for the grand opening of Mo-Mo's Barbeque and Grill. He...
  • Spencer believes Richard Childress was wrong

    The driver once suspended for punching Kurt Busch believes Richard Childress was wrong to attack Kyle Busch. Jimmy Spencer says Childress "stepped over the line" when he attacked Busch after last Saturday's Trucks Series race at Kansas Speedway. NASCAR...
  • Kurt Busch wins Pocono pole

    Kurt Busch's reward for slapping the wall at practice was a backup No. 22 Dodge that was better than his regular ride. For that, Busch had plenty of people to thank, starting with his team at Penske Racing. "Just an honest thank you to my guys," Busch...
  • Gordon's Win At Pocono One For the Record Books

    Jeff Gordon may be starting to feel his age, but he certainly didn’t show it in Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway. “I’m just so excited to be a part of this sport,” Gordon said in victory lane, after taking the...
  • Kurt Busch wins his third straight pole

    Kurt Busch won his third consecutive pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series at Michigan International Speedway with a lap of 188.699 miles per hour. Busch is sixth in the points standings and has finished in the top 10 three straight races. A second-...
  • Crown Royal ending NASCAR team sponsorship

    Crown Royal will end its sponsorship with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the year. Crown Royal has sponsored Matt Kenseth for the last two seasons. The company sponsored Kurt Busch and Jamie McMurray before that. But Crown Royal said Tuesday it...