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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'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....
  • 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 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...
  • Kurt Busch says he's ending his marriage

    Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch says he is legally separated from his wife and in the process of formally ending his marriage. Busch married Eva Bryan in 2006, three years to the day of them meeting on a blind date. Eva Busch has not been seen this...