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Kurt Busch keeps turbulent times in rear-view mirror

Kurt Busch keeps turbulent times in rear-view mirror

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch spent this week touring the Southern California headquarters of two of his main sponsors ahead of Sunday’s Auto Club 400.

Busch signed autographs and took selfies with employees at Haas Automation Inc. in Oxnard and Monster Beverage Corp. in Corona.

“I want [the workers] to feel good about their car,” Busch said Friday before his first practice at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Busch certainly has reason to feel good about his car this year — and about his personal life after years of turbulence on and off the track.

The 38-year-old former champion in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series last month won the season-opening Daytona...

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