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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NASCAR should have rid itself of classless Kurt Busch long ago

     NASCAR should have rid itself of classless Kurt Busch long ago
    DAYTONA BEACH — For the longest time, the most famous words in all of racing were, "Gentlemen, start your engines." The key word being "Gentlemen" — the plural of "Gentleman." Dictionary definition: "A man who treats other people in a...
  • NASCAR needs force-field technology to protect Danica from alien intruders

     NASCAR needs force-field technology to protect Danica from alien intruders
    Running off at the typewriter … Because Danica Patrick seems to crash anytime Denny Hamlin (or anyone else, for that matter) gets close to her, I think NASCAR needs to begin work immediately on some form of high-tech force-field technology....
  • Kurt Busch plans final appeal after NASCAR suspension is upheld

    Kurt Busch plans final appeal after NASCAR suspension is upheld
    Kurt Busch's indefinite suspension by NASCAR was upheld by a three-judge appeals panel on Saturday, meaning he has virtually no shot at being able to race in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Busch said he will appeal the suspension to Gulfstream President...
  • Gordon's Family Leads Pack As He Readies For Final Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will race in his final Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon free and easy, unburdened by all the demands that usually come along with the fire suit and driving the iconic No. 24 Chevy. House money, baby. Let it ride....
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500
    Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel. The Earnhardt and Johnson wins were anticlimactic, with the drama saved for Danica Patrick's...
  • A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona

    A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — It is early morning in Daytona Beach, and you pull your Ford into the drive-through at Smoothie King. You pause, and do a double take. There is a man in front of you in a golf cart. That would be Joey Logano, a guy who drives...
  • NASCAR driver accused of abuse says ex is trained assassin

     NASCAR driver accused of abuse says ex is trained assassin
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" testified Tuesday he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world who once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. "Everybody on...
  • Kurt Busch assault investigation moves to prosecutors

    Kurt Busch assault investigation moves to prosecutors
    Police in Delaware investigating allegations that NASCAR driver Kurt Busch assaulted his former girlfriend have forwarded their findings to state prosecutors, who will determine whether charges will be filed. Dover police Cpl. Mark Hoffman told the...
  • Police: Kurt Busch assault investigation sent to prosecutors

    Police: Kurt Busch assault investigation sent to prosecutors
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The police investigation into allegations that NASCAR driver Kurt Busch assaulted his ex-girlfriend is complete and has been forwarded to Delaware prosecutors to decide whether charges will be filed, authorities said Tuesday....