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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: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire

    NASCAR: Newman holds off Stewart for Sprint Cup win in New Hampshire
    Ryan Newman capped off a banner weekend for Stewart-Haas Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by winning Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Newman, the pole sitter, conserved enough fuel and then held off his Stewart- Haas Racing teammate, Tony...
  • Ryan Newman Wins NHMS Pole

    Ryan Newman rocketed past the field, setting a new track record as he captured the pole position for Sunday's LENOX Industrial Tools 301.Behind the wheel of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet, Newman turned a lap of 135.232 mph in just over 28 seconds,...
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...
  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • NASCAR at Richmond: Five storylines and five drivers to watch

    NASCAR at Richmond: Five storylines and five drivers to watch
    NASCAR's ends its first quarter this week, when it stops at Richmond International Raceway for a three-day show highlighted by the Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 on Saturday. Racing begins on Thursday with the K&...
  • Richmond's spring race is an indicator of Chase qualifiers

    Pencil in Kyle Busch for a spot in NASCAR's Chase for the Big Doorstop. Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, too. Use soft lead, and keep an eraser handy, just in case. Winning the Matthew and Daniel Hansen Purple Bag Whisky 400 (as Busch did) or posting a...
  • NASCAR tire testing continues through Wednesday

    NASCAR tire testing continues through Wednesday
    Leave it to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series drivers to be more than prepared for any type of track they'll encounter. Wednesday, several Cup drivers continued practice laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), testing out some of the tires Goodyear had to...
  • Logano slingshots past Kyle Busch for Nationwide win at Talladega

    Logano slingshots past Kyle Busch for Nationwide win at Talladega
    With a slingshot move past Sprint Cup teammate Kyle Busch five laps into overtime, Joey Logano won Saturday afternoon's Aaron's 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Logano beat Busch to the finish line by .034 seconds to win...
  • The Backstretch Blog: If you ain't first, you're last

    The Backstretch Blog: If you ain't first, you're last
    For the first in ten years, I am going to miss the spring race at Talladega. Since moving to Kansas, I have missed the last two fall races, but I did make it back for the Spring race last year. Of course, as soon as I miss a race, the greatest paint...