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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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  • NASCAR's Gibbs releases Denny Hamlin's crew chief

     
    Joe Gibbs Racing said Tuesday it released Mike Ford as crew chief for NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin after a disappointing year for the driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota. "Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing appreciate what Mike has done......
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch signs with Phoenix Racing

     
    Former champion Kurt Busch said Thursday he plans to drive for the small team of Phoenix Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year....
  • NASCAR's Chase leads weekend's motor racing

     
    A bit of controversy hangs over the start of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup, the 10-race championship playoff that opens Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, with four wins apiece in the Sprint Cup......
  • David Ragan wins pole for NASCAR's Brickyard 400

     
    David Ragan, who won at Daytona early this month for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, won the pole position for Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ragan, driving a Ford prepared by Roush Fenway Racing, turned a......
  • Kurt Busch wins at Sonoma for first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of year

     
    Kurt Busch was dominant Sunday in winning the NASCAR race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season. Busch and his No. 22 Penske Racing Dodge were followed by second place Jeff Gordon,......
  • Kurt Busch leads at halfway point of NASCAR race in Sonoma

     
    Kurt Busch and his No. 22 Dodge Charger were the class of the field at the halfway point of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway. Tony Stewart was second, Clint Bowyer third and Jimmie Johnson was running......
  • Jeff Gordon can't change a tire to save his life

     
    NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon stars in a new commercial, and Pepsi has supplied Fab Forum readers with a sneak preview. Gordon, driver of the #24 Pepsi MAX / Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, is put on special assignment in the......