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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 reinstates Kurt Busch, who will race in Phoenix

    NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch, who will race in Phoenix
    NASCAR on Wednesday lifted a 3-week-old suspension of driver Kurt Busch that was prompted by domestic-violence allegations against him. Busch plans to return to the Sprint Cup Series this weekend in Phoenix, and Busch said, “it means the world...
  • NASCAR lifts Kurt Busch suspension; ready to race in Phoenix

    NASCAR lifts Kurt Busch suspension; ready to race in Phoenix
    Saying "it means the world to me to be back in the car," Kurt Busch is expected to race again this weekend following NASCAR's announcement that it has lifted his suspension on Wednesday. "It's been a tough situation the last few months, and I've gone...
  • Kurt Busch is reinstated by NASCAR

    Kurt Busch is reinstated by NASCAR
    NASCAR lifted its indefinite suspension of driver Kurt Busch on Wednesday, a week after prosecutors in Delaware said they would not pursue domestic-violence charges against the 2004 Cup champion. Busch will be allowed to compete in Sunday's Sprint Cup...
  • NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase

    NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch; grants him waiver for Chase
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an...
  • NASCAR champ Kevin Harvick finds his happy place at Stewart-Haas

    NASCAR champ Kevin Harvick finds his happy place at Stewart-Haas
    There was a time not so long ago when Kevin Harvick wasn't feeling the love for his nickname, "Happy." He was stuck in a stagnant partnership with Richard Childress Racing, disengaged, and wanting out. He did exactly that by signing up with his...
  • Bianchi: Let expansion rivalry begin between Orlando City SC and New York City FC

     Bianchi: Let expansion rivalry begin between Orlando City SC and New York City FC
    Running off at the typewriter … There is one thing missing from Orlando City's inaugural MLS game with fellow expansion team New York City FC at the sold-out Citrus Bowl Sunday. Yes, we've had plenty of revelry this week, but where's the rivalry?...
  • Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

    Prosecutors: No charges for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch
    DOVER, Del. -- Delaware prosecutors said Thursday that they will not file criminal charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. NASCAR officials indefinitely suspended Busch last month...
  • Kurt Busch Will Not Be Charged In Domestic Violence Case

    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney general's...
  • Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong

    Martin Truex Jr. perseveres through personal, professional pain to start strong
    Two races into NASCAR's Sprint Cup season is but a blip on the big screen, but it's good to see one of the good guys near the top of the charts. Martin Truex Jr. is fifth in points, with two Top 10 finishes. It's the classic underdog story: Truex Jr....
  • Kurt Busch Ordered By Judge To Stay Away From Ex-Girlfriend

    DOVER, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered by a judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and not communicate with her. The decision Monday by Family Court Commissioner David Jones comes after he held four days of...
  • Court orders NASCAR's Kurt Busch to stay away from ex-girlfriend

    Court orders NASCAR's Kurt Busch to stay away from ex-girlfriend
    A family court commissioner in Delaware ordered NASCAR driver Kurt Busch to stay away from ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, who alleged he had assaulted her, according to media reports Monday. Busch, 36, has denied the allegations, and his lawyer, Rusty...