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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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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Ellicott City woman doubles as trained assassin, her NASCAR driver ex-boyfriend claims

    Ellicott City woman doubles as trained assassin, her NASCAR driver ex-boyfriend claims
    Hear the one about the race-car driver known as "The Outlaw" and the Ellicott City woman he claims is a trained assassin? (By the way, she's a would-be screenwriter as well.) That's the scenario unfolding during testimony in a Dover, Del., court,...
  • Kurt Busch depressed, an alcoholic, ex says in statement

    Kurt Busch depressed, an alcoholic, ex says in statement
    The twisted and Bizzaro World Love-Gone Wrong Romance of NASCAR star Kurt Busch and Patricia Driscoll took another dark turn Wednesday, when Driscoll issued a statement to media outlets calling Busch an alcoholic who needs professional help. She also...
  • Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend denies she is assassin for hire

    Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend denies she is assassin for hire
    As Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend denied that she is an assassin on Tuesday, court testimony painted a far different picture: He said that his ex, Patricia Driscoll, once left ¬†El Paso, Texas in camouflage gear and returned hours later only wearing...
  • NASCAR driver Kurt Busch faces domestic violence investigation

    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch faces domestic violence investigation
    NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident, police in the Dover, Del., said Friday. The alleged incident happened earlier this week. "The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is being...
  • Retail Therapy: An action-packed time for shopping

    This is the big weekend to stock up on gifts for the MMA/action sports enthusiast in your life. Orange County is the epicenter of the action sports industry; shoppers from Los Angeles to San Diego and beyond will descend on this weekend of company...
  • Gordon grabs pole; Harvick tops Chase finalists

    — It was a bittersweet achievement for Jeff Gordon as he won his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400. The favorable spot on the starting grid won't give the veteran a shot at the Sprint Cup title...
  • Kevin Harvick Pulls Off The Double, Winning Race And The Title

    HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The winner of the race is the winner of the Chase. Kevin Harvick held off Ryan Newman on a restart with three of 267 laps remaining to win Sunday's Ford 400 and capture the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship. The championship is...
  • Ryan Newman, Kevin Harvick race on after fractured relationships

    MIAMI - NASCAR has always been about families. Families that stay together. Families that break up. Look around the garage on any given Sunday and you will see the effects of those fractured relationships. Ryan Newman was deemed expendable by Stewart-...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...