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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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  • Kurt Busch out for Daytona after domestic abuse ruling

    Kurt Busch out for Daytona after domestic abuse ruling
    DAYTONA BEACH — Kurt Busch is out for Sunday's Daytona 500 after NASCAR announced his indefinite suspension stemming from a domestic-abuse incident involving former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. Busch and Driscoll have been intertwined in nasty and...
  • Kurt Busch loses appeal to race in Daytona 500

    Kurt Busch loses appeal to race in Daytona 500
    Kurt Busch has lost his appeal to be reinstated for the season-opening Daytona 500. A three-judge panel upheld NASCAR's suspension on Saturday, but attorney Rusty Hardin said Busch will now go to final appeals officer Bryan Moss, who indicated he would...
  • Motorsports panel denies Kurt Busch appeal

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. NASCAR driver Kurt Busch remains indefinitely suspended after his appeal was denied Saturday by the National Motorsports Appeal Panel. Busch planned one last appeal Saturday to Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss. A decision was expected...
  • NASCAR indefinitely suspends driver Kurt Busch

    NASCAR on Friday indefinitely suspended Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch after a Kent County (Del.) Family Court commissioner issued his opinion detailing the domestic violence acts allegedly committed by Busch against his ex-girlfriend Patricia...
  • NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely after domestic abuse filing

    NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely after domestic abuse filing
    NASCAR on Friday suspended driver Kurt Busch indefinitely after a family court judge said it was "more likely than not" that Busch committed domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend last fall. The action against Busch, a 36-year-old former champion,...
  • Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson win Daytona 500 qualifying races

    Danica and Denny provided the dust-up. Hendrick Motorsports delivered another sweep. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson swept the Budweiser Duel races Thursday night to give Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2-3 start for the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon had...
  • NASCAR's Regan Smith prepares to replace Kurt Busch in Daytona 500

    NASCAR's Regan Smith prepares to replace Kurt Busch in Daytona 500
    NASCAR driver Regan Smith had planned to watch the Daytona 500 from his couch Sunday. But Smith, who mainly drives in NASCAR's second-level Xfinity Series, now is scheduled to compete in the biggest race of the year in the sport's top-tier Sprint Cup...
  • Kyle Busch breaks right leg in crash at Daytona

    Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race. He'll miss the Daytona 500 on Sunday and is out indefinitely. Busch sustained a right lower leg compound fracture and left mid-...
  • Stewart-Haas Racing puts Busch backup plan in place

    Team owner Tony Stewart has a contingency plan in place should Kurt Busch be unable to drive this season because of his legal troubles. "I'm very hopeful we won't have to worry about it," Stewart said Thursday. "I feel bad that he's in that situation...
  • NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

    NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24
    Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR's push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the iconic No. 24. Well, it's time to buckle up...
  • Five things to watch as 2015 Daytona Speedweeks gets underway

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Here we are again. There is more than a week before the 2015 NASCAR season will officially kick off at Daytona International Speedway with the season-opening races in the Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Truck series. However, there are a few...