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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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  • 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...
  • Kurt Busch breaks long NASCAR winless streak

    Kurt Busch breaks long NASCAR winless streak
    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR's sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where...
  • Busch Wins At Richmond, Ending 35-Race Drought

    RICHMOND, Va. — Kurt Busch dominated once he took the lead and won the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday. Busch led 291 of the 400 laps on the 0.75-mile oval, and outran Stewart-Haas Racing teammate...
  • NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Toyota Owners 400 Lineup

    1. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 127.071 mph. 2. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 126.796. 3. (41) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 126.606. 4. (47) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 126.57. 5. (4) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 126.428. 6. (78) Martin Truex Jr., Chevrolet, 126.115....
  • Logano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season

    RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round on the 0.75-mile oval. He...
  • Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol

    Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with win at rainy Bristol
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — After four rain delays and 11 extra laps, Matt Kenseth finally drove to victory lane. It took him nine hours to get there Sunday at a water-logged Bristol Motor Speedway. Kenseth snapped a 51-race losing streak by holding off...
  • Kenseth Wins After Nine-Hour Race At Bristol Motor Speedway

    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Matt Kenseth ended a 51-race drought Sunday night at rain-soaked Bristol Motor Speedway. The start was delayed nearly 90 minutes because of rain and the race was stopped three times as NASCAR desperately attempted to complete the...
  • NASCAR ditches group qualifying at Daytona, Talladega

    NASCAR ditches group qualifying at Daytona, Talladega
    NASCAR is waving a white flag to the confusing quagmire of group qualifying on the super-speedway tracks of Daytona and Talladega. Officials announced Monday that “qualifying for May’s Talladega Superspeedway races, as well as the July...
  • When it comes to Martinsville Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports is king

    When it comes to Martinsville Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports is king
    MARTINSVILLE — Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon battling a car-length apart in the final laps for a win at Martinsville Speedway last fall had to be a frustratingly familiar sight to the rest of the Sprint Cup Series field. When it comes to the...