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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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  • Jimmie Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart Sunday to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track. Johnson led the final 23 laps, staying...
  • Truex Wants To Win, Not Just Lead

    DOVER, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He'd just like the No. 78 to lead the last one that really counts. Speeding closer to his first Sprint Cup victory...
  • No Indy Run, So Busch Can Focus On Coca-Cola 600

    CONCORD, N.C. — There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad...
  • Hamlin Gives Joe Gibbs First Victory In All-Star Race

    CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night's race, was decent through the...
  • Kyle Busch eligible for NASCAR's Chase despite missing races

    Kyle Busch eligible for NASCAR's Chase despite missing races
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite missing the first 11 races this season. NASCAR announced Wednesday it has granted Busch a waiver that would allow the Joe Gibbs Racing star to qualify for...
  • Nascar Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson canta el triunfo

    Nascar Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson canta el triunfo
    Jimmie Johnson logró su tercera victoria de la temporada en Kansas City. Luego de una tormenta de primavera en Kansas, Johnson se convirtió en el primer piloto de la Sprint Cup y el primero en ganar una carrera en el Día de la Madre desde 2007....
  • Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas on Saturday night

    Johnson stays on track during late caution, wins at Kansas on Saturday night
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Jimmie Johnson pulled into Victory Lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway, then pulled out his cellphone and tried to dial his wife in the first few minutes of Mother's...
  • Johnson holds off Harvick for rain-delayed NASCAR victory in Kansas

    Johnson holds off Harvick for rain-delayed NASCAR victory in Kansas
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Jimmie Johnson stayed on the track during a late caution to take over the lead, then held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. The six-time champ was chased across...
  • Logano wins pole for Saturday night race at Kansas Speedway

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Joey Logano will start at Kansas Speedway right where he left off. The winner of last fall's Chase race drove his No. 22 Ford to a fast lap of 192.397 mph in the final qualifying round Friday, easily topping Kasey Kahne and Brad...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004
    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season at an old familiar place that has always been good to his family. Earnhardt won Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in front of an adoring crowd that gave him a rousing...
  • Kurt Busch dominates Cup race at Richmond

    Kurt Busch dominates Cup race at Richmond
    RICHMOND — Suspended by NASCAR for three races earlier this season amid domestic abuse allegations, Kurt Busch has risen to a contender for the Sprint Cup Series title. Busch put himself into position to make the Chase by winning the Toyota Owners...