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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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  • Dodgers tie Rangers, 5-5, in spring training

    Dodgers tie Rangers, 5-5, in spring training
    Dodgers 5, Rangers 5 AT THE PLATE: Shortstop Justin Turner continued to make an impression, going two for two with a pair of runs, raising his average to .375. Outfielder Mike Baxter also had two hits, including a double, and two runs batted in. He is...
  • Spring training: Cincinnati 8, Dodgers 2

    Cincinnati 8, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez hit his second home run of the spring, a towering fifth-inning shot to left field. Dee Gordon, the favorite to claim the second-base job, was two for four to raise his exhibition season average to...
  • Poor start dooms Dodgers in 8-4 loss to Giants

    Poor start dooms Dodgers in 8-4 loss to Giants
    San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers' early 8-0 deficit cut in half, Hanley Ramirez stole second base with Adrian Gonzalez at the plate and no outs in the seventh inning. However, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy challenged and...
  • Dodgers fall flat in 7-0 loss to Phillies

    Dodgers fall flat in 7-0 loss to Phillies
    ON THE MOUND: Paul Maholm lasted only five innings and was charged with five runs (four earned) and eight hits. The Phillies blew open the game in the fifth inning, which included a two-run home run by Ryan Howard and a throwing error by Maholm that...
  • This Dodgers roster isn't built to last

    SYDNEY, Australia — The roster the Dodgers submitted to the commissioner's office on opening day won't be the same roster with which they will start the domestic part of their season. "This is our roster for the next two days," Manager Don...
  • Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett struggles in second spring start

    PHOENIX -- Coming into spring training, the fifth spot in the Dodgers rotation appeared to be Josh Beckett's to lose. And if he has many more outings like the one he did Saturday against the Seattle Mariners, that could be exactly what happens. In his...
  • Dodgers' ninth-inning rally goes to waste in 7-6 loss to Tigers

    Dodgers' ninth-inning rally goes to waste in 7-6 loss to Tigers
    KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig had not played since spraining a thumb on a headfirst dive Saturday. But, as the Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth inning, there was Puig, headed to the on-deck circle and then the plate, as Dodger Stadium went...
  • Dodgers can't top Rockies in extra innings, 5-4

    Dodgers can't top Rockies in extra innings, 5-4
    KEY MOMENT: Jamey Wright gave up an 11th-inning double to Rockies pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes, after which Wright was replaced by left-hander J.P. Howell. Facing the left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon, Howell gave up a run-scoring single that broke a 2-...
  • Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined

    Dodgers win game but lose big: Clayton Kershaw, Brian Wilson sidelined
    SAN DIEGO — For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But...
  • Matt Kemp could rejoin Dodgers next week . . . or not

    Matt Kemp could rejoin Dodgers next week . . . or not
    Matt Kemp is coming! Matt Kemp is coming! Exactly when is another matter. Currently on the 15-day disabled list, he cannot be activated until April 4 — and could be. "It's a possibility," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp also could...
  • Dodgers season preview: A pitching rich club

    Dodgers season preview: A pitching rich club
    With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be...