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Kurt Busch

1978-08-04 (age 42)


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Feedback from Next Gen car "wasn't as good" on Charlotte oval
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Feedback from Next Gen car "wasn't as good" on Charlotte oval

NASCAR had a productive test this week with its Next Gen car but got better reviews from its runs on the Charlotte Roval than Wednesday’s runs on Charlotte’s traditional oval.

Truex: NASCAR Next Gen car "does everything a little bit better"

Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. spent much of Monday testing NASCAR’s Next Gen car on the Charlotte Roval and both found much to like about it.

How one caution turned the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs upside down
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How one caution turned the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs upside down

One caution helped Kurt Busch turn the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs on its head and breathe new life into his quest for a second series championship.

Kurt Busch takes dramatic playoff win at Las Vegas Las Vegas II
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Kurt Busch takes dramatic playoff win at Las Vegas

Kurt Busch took home the daily double on Sunday night at Las Vegas, earning his first Cup Series win at his hometown track and advancing to the semifinal round of the 2020 playoffs.

Kurt Busch tops Jimmie Johnson for Coke 600 pole

Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson will lead the field to the green flag in Sunday's Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch signs multi-year extension with Ganassi

Kurt Busch and Monster Energy are extending their stay with Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Bowyer, Busch and Jones face NASCAR playoff elimination

One race into the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and some drivers have already found themselves in danger of elimination.

Kurt Busch fastest in Friday's final Cup practice at Las Vegas

Kurt Busch was fastest in Friday’s final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch wins Stage 1 of rain-delayed Southern 500

Kurt Busch held off a surprisingly strong challenge from Jimmie Johnson to take the Stage 1 win at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.

Kurt Busch leads the way in first Darlington practice

Kurt Busch rocketed to the top of the leaderboard in the final minutes to lead Friday’s first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session.

NASCAR Roundtable: Redemption for Kurt Busch at Kentucky

Cole Custer scores another win, Kurt Busch bests his brother at Kentucky and the lack of post-race inspection issues are all discussed in this week's NASCAR Roundtable.

Kyle Larson "happy" with assisting in Kurt Busch's Kentucky win

Kyle Larson remains winless in the NASCAR Cup Series this season but he did play a significant role in his teammate’s victory at Kentucky.

Kyle Busch: “I was going to plow the fence” without lifting

Kyle Busch finished a close second to his older brother Kurt in a wild last-lap battle for the win Saturday night in Kentucky.

Kurt Busch out-duels brother Kyle on last lap to win Kentucky

With smoke pouring from a tire rub, Kurt Busch out-dueled his younger brother, Kyle, on the final lap to win at Kentucky Speedway.

Kurt Busch tops Friday's first Cup practice at Kentucky

Kurt Busch rocketed to the top of the speed chart in the final minutes to top Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice.

Kurt Busch derailed by 'one random lightning bolt' at Daytona

A split-second pit decision followed by an unexpected lightning strike combined to snooker Kurt Busch out of a chance at victory at Daytona.

Kurt Busch “had a blast” with runner-up finish at Michigan

Former NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch scored his second runner-up finish of the season with his new team in rain-delayed race at Michigan.

Three-time Pocono winner Kurt Busch fastest in final practice

Kurt Busch, who has three career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wins at Pocono Raceway, topped Friday’s final practice.

Kurt Busch leads final practice at Kansas; Larson spins

Kurt Busch led the way in an eventful final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session at Kansas.

Kurt Busch tops blistering first NASCAR Cup practice at Dover

Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson led the way in Friday’s first NASCAR Cup Series practice at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Kurt Busch tops first Cup practice at Talladega at over 202 mph

Kurt Busch made it clear there was plenty of speed in the new aero package during Friday’s first NASCAR Cup practice at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Kurt Busch: "I was going to wreck my little brother to win today"

Kurt Busch didn’t mince words about what he would have done for a win Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch continues to show the way for Chevrolet

Kurt Busch scored his fourth straight top-10 finish for Chip Ganassi Racing and once again was the top finishing Chevrolet this season following Sunday’s Auto Club 400.

Roundtable: The next test for NASCAR's new aero package

NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway and the next test for the sport's new aero package.

Chip Ganassi Racing takes pair of Top 10s at Phoenix

Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Kurt Busch and Kyle Larson both finished in the top-10 for the first time this season in Sunday’s Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

"Playing it smart" gives Kurt Busch second consecutive top-five

A change of scenery seems to have done wonders so far this season for Kurt Busch.

NASCAR announces drivers eligible for 2019 Clash

Twenty of NASCAR’s top stars are eligible to compete in the 2019 season-opening Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway.

Kurt Busch: Ganassi's "streamlined" two-car program was appealing

Kurt Busch says his move to the Chip Ganassi Racing NASCAR Cup series team for 2019 was made appealing by it being "streamlined" two-car outfit.

Ganassi open to IndyCar, sportscar ventures for Kurt Busch

Chip Ganassi says Kurt Busch's arrival in his NASCAR Cup team could lead to the driver appearing in races such as the Indianapolis 500 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy move to Ganassi

Two days after announcing he was leaving Stewart-Haas Racing, Cup series champion Kurt Busch has a new NASCAR home.

Kurt Busch: “I just didn’t get the job done" at Phoenix

Denny Hamlin collected championship contenders Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott in a late-race incident in Phoenix.

NASCAR Roundtable: Was Logano's move on Truex justified?

The NASCAR team examines and discusses the wild finish between Martin Truex Jr., and Joey Logano from Martinsville and other topics.

Kurt Busch to make NASCAR TV broadcasting debut at Martinsville

Kurt Busch will make his debut as a TV broadcaster this weekend, something he hopes to do more of in the future.

Kurt Busch tops final Cup practice at Kansas

Kurt Busch was fastest in Saturday’s final practice session at Kansas Speedway, completing a Ford sweep of the weekend’s three practices and qualifying.

Kurt Busch criticizes NASCAR for "two missed calls" at finish

Kurt Busch, who was leading Talladega at the white flag, ended up 14th in the finishing order after running out of fuel.

Kurt Busch wins Stage 1 as SHR dominates early at Talladega

Kurt Busch led from start to finish in the first stage at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Kurt Busch takes Talladega pole as SHR locks out the first two rows

Kurt Busch didn’t leave any doubt about who was fastest at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Kurt Busch edges Allmendinger for inaugural pole at Charlotte Roval

Kush Busch’s patience paid off with the pole for Sunday’s inaugural race on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval course.

NASCAR stars nervous about “wild” Roval’s low-grip surface

Leading NASCAR Cup series drivers believe the Charlotte Roval's debut will be “wild”, and Stewart-Haas Racing's Kurt Busch reckons it would be better to qualify last than in the midfield.

Which playoff drivers are in danger of being eliminated at the Roval?

At the inaugural running of the Charlotte Roval, the field of 16 playoff drivers will be trimmed down to 12. So which four are on the outside looking in entering the final race of Round 1?

Analysis: Where the contenders stand entering NASCAR's playoffs

Kenny Bruce takes an in-depth look at the 16 drivers who will battle for the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series championship.

Ending Darlington 0-for-21 streak would "mean the world" to Kurt Busch

Fresh off ending one NASCAR winless streak, Kurt Busch is ready to shut down another.

Opinion: Bristol Night Race win says much about SHR, Kurt Busch

If I told you a Busch won Saturday’s annual Bass Pro Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway you’d probably guess it was Kyle.

Kurt Busch holds off Kyle Larson to win a thriller at Bristol

Kurt Busch finally found his way back to Victory Lane and it’s a familiar one.

Kasey Kahne declined chance to discuss ride at Stewart-Haas Racing

Just how serious is Kasey Kahne about stepping away from NASCAR? Apparently, very.

"Fundamental mistake" cost Kurt Busch at New Hampshire

Kurt Busch had plenty of speed Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway but what he called a “fundamental mistake” cost him a shot at the win.

Kurt Busch tops Martin Truex Jr. for New Hampshire pole

The only Stewart-Haas Racing driver to make the final round of qualifying – Kurt Busch – won the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Roundtable: The playoff picture becomes clearer

On this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we talk the upcoming playoffs including who needs a win, who can challenge the 'Big 3' and who could pick up a win at NHMS this weekend.

Kurt Busch fastest in final NASCAR Cup practice at Sonoma

Kurt Busch led Friday’s second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice session with the fastest lap of the day at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.

Third at Michigan, Kurt Busch says "our day will come"

After winning pole and finishing third at Michigan, Kurt Busch feels a win is just around the corner for his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team.

NASCAR Cup Michigan starting lineup in pictures

Take a look at the full starting lineup for the Fire Keepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

Kurt Busch takes Michigan pole over Brad Keselowski

Kurt Busch loves coming to Michigan and on Friday he showed why.

Kevin Harvick and SHR keeping their "eyes on the prize"

They key to Kevin Harvick and the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team’s continued success this season is to continually look ahead and not behind, crew chief Rodney Childers said.

Aric Almirola: "Unusual" Talladega hurt by difficult cars

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola says that the NASCAR Cup series race at Talladega was “unusual” because the increased speeds are making the cars worse to drive on restrictor-plate tracks.

Kurt Busch admits he got “out-foxed” at Talladega

Kurt Busch was frustrated at the end of the race despite scoring his first top-five finish of the season at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch claim front row for Bristol Cup race

For the third time since both joined the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Busch brothers will lead the field to green.

Kurt Busch unexcited by 2019 schedule, wants shake-up

Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch says he is not excited about the 2019 NASCAR Cup series schedule because he feels it needs to be “shaken up”.

Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt for Stage 2 win at Texas

Kyle Busch held off his brother, Kurt, to claim the Stage 2 victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kurt Busch claims Texas pole in abbreviated qualifying session

Kurt Busch remains the fastest at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick: "We have the most stable team in the garage"

Kevin Harvick says there is no secret to the success of his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing team on intermediate tracks.