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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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  • Kevin Harvick takes Sprint Cup pole for first time at Darlington

    Kevin Harvick takes Sprint Cup pole for first time at Darlington
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500. Harvick came out on top in the first knockout qualifying session at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway since the...
  • NASCAR's Haas, HRT's Kolles front-runners for new F1 teams

     
    Filed under: Motorsports Back in December we received word that the FIA was preparing to open up the application process for a new team to join Formula One. A month later we heard that Gene Haas, founder of NASCAR team Stewart-Haas Racing, was throwing...
  • Logano passes Gordon on last lap for Texas win

    Logano passes Gordon on last lap for Texas win
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Joey Logano's "Final Four" at Texas Motor Speedway had nothing to do with the NCAA men's basketball championship set for Monday night in nearby Arlington. Logano and crew chief Todd Gordon's decision to pit for four Goodyear Dual...
  • Logano Wins Duck Commander 500

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Joey Logano's four new tires bettered the two taken by Jeff Gordon and Brian Vickers in the final two laps of the Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Monday. "It feels good to be back in...
  • Joey Logano reels in emotion to win Duck Commander 500

    FORT WORTH, Texas As the Duck Commander 500 wound down, closer and closer to the finish, Joey Logano kept talking to himself. "Where's the white flag? Where's the white flag?" Then he saw a car lose a tire. "Please, no caution. Please, no caution."...
  • Logano wins Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

    FORT WORTH, Texas As Joey Logano's fortunes have gone at Texas Motor Speedway, so has his NASCAR career. Both are now in the best position possible. Logano who finished 40th and seven laps down in his first Sprint Cup series race at Texas in 2008 came...
  • NASCAR race washed out; rescheduled for Monday

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway that was scheduled for Sunday will be run Monday because of continued rain at the track. The start time for Monday's race is noon Eastern. The green...
  • Earnhardt Jr. says less horsepower is coming;�Kurt Busch trying Indy 500

    FORT WORTH, Texas NASCAR is hinting broadly that it will reduce the horsepower in the cars next year, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. said you might as well believe it. "I think it's coming whether you like it or not," he said. "I choose as an individual to get...
  • Kurt Busch victory awakens slumping Stewart-Haas Racing

    Kurt Busch victory awakens slumping Stewart-Haas Racing
    It's nice to see that Stewart-Haas Racing has joined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. They were missing in action for a month, it seems. Kurt Busch? Average finish of 30.25 in the first four races. Tony Stewart? Average finish of 22 in the first...
  • Tony Stewart takes pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas

    Tony Stewart takes pole for NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Texas
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Tony Stewart knocked Brad Keselowski from the pole as qualifying ended Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart waited right until the end of the final round to attempt his lap and circled the speedway at 195.454 mph to grab the...
  • Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville

    Kurt Busch takes NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time victor to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002. Johnson, with eight wins in 25...
  • Kurt Busch outduels Johnson at Martinsville

    Kurt Busch outduels Johnson at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch got by Jimmie Johnson with 11 laps remaining at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday and was able to hold off Johnson in the closing laps to win the STP 500 Sprint Cup race. "I didn't know if we'd be able to do it," Busch...