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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's winless season may cloud NASCAR title celebration

    Ryan Newman may be considered an interloper among contenders for the 2014 NASCAR Cup Championship. He doesn't have a victory in 35 races this season, a glitch in the revised championship format that might have purists lamenting on the grave of their...
  • Brad Keselowski is out of the running for the Sprint Cup championship

    Brad Keselowski is out of the running for the Sprint Cup championship
    After a tumultuous week, Brad Keselowski came up just short in his bid to win a second NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski finished fourth in his No. 2 Ford on Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, not good enough to be one of the four...
  • NASCAR driver Kurt Busch faces domestic violence investigation

    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch faces domestic violence investigation
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident, police in the Dover, Del., said Friday. The alleged incident happened earlier this week. "The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is...
  • Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Cup pole in Phoenix

    Denny Hamlin led a squad of Chase title contenders in qualifying Friday, capturing the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Hamlin, who won at Phoenix in 2012, turned a lap of 142.113 mph in his No. 11 Toyota on...
  • 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....
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch Investigated For Domestic Assault In Delaware

    NASCAR's Kurt Busch Investigated For Domestic Assault In Delaware
    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being investigated on an allegation of domestic assault, police in Dover said Friday. Busch, 36, becomes the latest U.S. sports figure accused of domestic violence. He won the NASCAR championship in 2004...
  • 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...
  • Danica Patrick remains NASCAR queen of polarizing crossfire

    Danica Patrick remains NASCAR queen of polarizing crossfire
    Danica Patrick seems intent on immersing herself in NASCAR controversy lately. She is feuding with Joey Logano. She is ripping NASCAR's diversity program. She is complaining about qualifying at Talladega after her boyfriend got bounced. Here's a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega

    Brad Keselowski takes Geico 500 at Talladega
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski battled Ryan Newman in the closing laps of the Geico 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, getting out front with drafting and blocking...