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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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  • Hearing begins for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch over ex's claims

    Hearing begins for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch over ex's claims
    DOVER, Del. -- A hearing for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch on his ex-girlfriend's request for a no-contact order has resumed. Monday's hearing in Dover, Delaware, began with Busch's attorney calling a chaplain who ministers to NASCAR drivers. The chaplain,...
  • 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...
  • 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 claims ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin

    Kurt Busch claims ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin
    Is Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend a trained assassin? That’s the testimony heard Monday during the third day of a hearing related to a protection order filed by Busch’s ex, Patricia Driscoll, last year, against Busch, a former NASCAR Cup...
  • Kurt Busch stands confident, defiant, in face of domestic-abuse charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kurt Busch reiterated that he is a "truth-teller" on Tuesday, insisting he is not trying to spin a crazy fairy tale that seems unbelievable: His ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin. "My right hand was on the Bible and I swore...
  • Kurt Busch, 'assassin girlfriend' drama is off-the-charts crazy

    Kurt Busch, 'assassin girlfriend' drama is off-the-charts crazy
    Love on the rocks, ain't no big surprise, just pour me a drink and I'll tell you some lies. Neil Diamond's syrupy love ballad is perfect for the crazy and combustible relationship between NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and Patricia Driscoll. Is Busch's ex-...
  • Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride

     Trevor Bayne looks to recapture Daytona 500 magic carpet ride
    CHARLOTTE – Trevor Bayne. Remember him? He won the Daytona 500 in 2011 as a 20-year-old. Youngest winner in the history of the Great American Race. Cool Kid. Fabulous story. We were all amazed and smitten, conjuring up the ghost of the late...
  • Puppies, rings, mullets highlight Daytona 500 media day

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S...
  • 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...
  • Attorneys for NASCAR driver Busch say ex-girlfriend lied, asks judge not to issue protection order

    Attorneys for NASCAR driver Busch say ex-girlfriend lied, asks judge not to issue protection order
    DOVER, Del. — Attorneys for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch accused his ex-girlfriend of lying repeatedly on the witness stand during a court hearing in Delaware on her request for a no-contact order. Patricia Driscoll, 37, said Busch assaulted her in...
  • Kurt Busch focusing on racing amid domestic violence case

    Kurt Busch focusing on racing amid domestic violence case
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch is confident he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the track. Busch said Tuesday at NASCAR's annual media tour he is eager for a resolution to the...