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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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  • NASCAR Coke Zero 400 at Daytona post-race chat (with video)

     
    Come chat about the finish of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona and watch/listen to the post-race interviews in the media center. The big one happened with 13 laps left when Kurt Busch, Jeff Burton and Sam Hornish Jr. collided at the front of the pack to touch...
  • Coke Zero 400: Sam Hornish Jr. leads after 200 miles

     
    Sam Hornish Jr. leads after 200 miles at Coke Zero 400....
  • NASCAR's Chase leads weekend's motor racing

     
    A bit of controversy hangs over the start of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup, the 10-race championship playoff that opens Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, with four wins apiece in the Sprint Cup......
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch apologizes for outburst, loses crew chief

     
    It has been a ragged ending to the season for NASCAR's Busch brothers. Two weeks after Kyle Busch was severely reprimanded for intentionally wrecking a rival driver, his older brother Kurt Busch and his Penske Racing team apologized Tuesday for......
  • For NASCAR's Kurt Busch, a dearth of options

     
    Having split with Penske Racing, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says he's searching for a way to "put the fun back into racing for me," seeing a sports psychologist and trying to "grow as a person and be a better driver."......
  • Kurt Busch fired from Penske for obscene tirade toward ESPN reporter

     
    Penske Racing plans to fire Kurt Busch for an obscene tirade towards NASCAR reporter Dr. Jerry Punch Nov. 25 at the Homestead Miami Speedway Speedway reports the Charlotte Observer. He was already fined $50,000 for the incident, which can be seen on...
  • NASCAR's Gibbs releases Denny Hamlin's crew chief

     
    Joe Gibbs Racing said Tuesday it released Mike Ford as crew chief for NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin after a disappointing year for the driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota. "Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing appreciate what Mike has done......
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch signs with Phoenix Racing

     
    Former champion Kurt Busch said Thursday he plans to drive for the small team of Phoenix Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year....
  • 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...
  • My five favorite NASCAR drivers with the press

     
    As NASCAR fans know, there will be no Kurt Busch today at Pocono after he had another incident with a reporter last week at Dover. The thing about NASCAR is that most of these guys are great with the press. It's one of the reasons the sport gained in...
  • NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 2013 on SPEED

     
    NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 2013 on SPEED has the best Cup Series drivers in action at Charlotte Motor Speedway to chase a $1 million prize and a new $1 million bonus. The 29th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on...