Tag Archive: Kurt Busch

Apr 14

Haas driver Busch says no to F1

Busch warned that Haas is “serious” about his new F1 adventure.

Kurt Busch - photo © NASCAR via Getty Images Kurt Busch, a leading Nascar driver, has ruled himself out of the running to enter F1 next year with Gene Haas. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

NASCAR National Series News & Notes + Fast Facts

7’s Up: Will We See Another New Winner?

NASCAR logo Kurt Busch set a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup era record the moment he hit the finish line to close last Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway – six different winners in the first six races. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Kurt Busch edges Johnson for Martinsville win

Busch snaps 83-race winless streak with Martinsville victory

Kurt Bush - photo © NASCAR Media On Sunday at historic Martinsville Speedway, the driver known as “The Outlaw” committed highway robbery.   Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Champions headline NASCAR preview 2013

NASCAR Hall of Fame induction, autographs, Gen-6 Car part of season kickoff

NASCAR Hall of Fame2010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipReigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski and fellow titleholders Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Bobby Labonte are among more than 60 drivers from three NASCAR national series set to participate in NASCAR Preview 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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Jan 08

NASCAR preseason thunder rolls Into Daytona

Sixth-Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup car to make debut at The World Center of Racing

2011-02-18_06472012-02-26NASCAR fans will get their first glimpse of the new sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars on the storied Daytona International Speedway for three days this week at Preseason Thunder, the unofficial on-track start of the 2013 NASCAR season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch until June 13

Extends his probation

NASCAR logo2011-02-18_0113NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch until June 13 of this year and extended his NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International Speedway.

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Jan 22

NASCAR’s ‘silly season’ takes crazy to higher level

Active offseason produces staggering 34 personnel moves across three series
 
NASCAR logo2011-02-20_0428Eleven years ago, the NASCAR race team then known as Roush Racing made an announcement of a sponsor change on its flagship No. 6 car. Valvoline was leaving, and the Roush organization had struck a megabucks deal with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer to advertise a certain little blue pill on the hood of its vehicle beginning the following season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 01

Crew chiefs staying with driver a thing of the past

Just three current pairings have been together for more than 100 races

Tony Stewart - Darian GrubbNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesJake Elder got the nickname “Suitcase” for the sheer number of jobs he held during his tenure as a NASCAR crew chief. In an era when drivers and crew chiefs stayed together season after season, Elder’s lengthy and varied resume was considered unusual. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 29

Busch to drive No. 51 for Phoenix Racing in 2012

Kurt Busch has found a new ride in the No. 51 car of Phoenix Racing

2011-02-18_0113Phoenix Racing logoThe 2004 NASCAR champion will drive James Finch’s car next year on the Sprint Cup tour. Steve Barkdoll, general manager for the Spartanburg, S.C.-based team, confirmed Thursday that Busch would be the team’s driver. Busch, reached later by telephone, said he had a one-year deal to run the full schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Day Two: NASCAR test at Phoenix International Raceway

Final preparations for The Fall Chase Weekend at Phoenix officially in the books

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesPhoenix International logoOn-track preparations for the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend at Phoenix International Raceway are officially complete as teams concluded a two-day test session on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

Kurt Busch wins brotherly battle at Watkins Glen (+result)

Subbing for Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski
Ron Fellows finished 7th, Andrew Ranger:  DNF

Kurt Bush burnout Nationwide Glen NASCAR Nationwide SeriesKurt Busch won Saturday’s Zippo 200 Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International in an event in which Busch and his brother, Kyle Busch, combined to lead every lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Newman, Stewart run 1-2 at New Hampshire (+result)

Teammates bolster Chase hopes with strong run, fuel mileage success

Ryan Newman 2011-07-17Ryan Newman  Tony Stewart finish DoverRyan Newman and Tony Stewart started 1-2 in Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and after a wild jumble of divergent strategies in the 19th Sprint Cup race of the season, that’s the way they finished the race. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 17

Johnson nips Bowyer at the line, wins at Talladega (+result)

With a push from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Jimmy Johnson checkered flag TalladegaJimmi Johnson finish TalladegaAt the end of 188 laps and 500 miles, Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 by inches, tying a record with his razor-thin .002-second margin of victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Kenseth snaps long drought in easy Texas victory (+result)

After a 76-race absence from Victory Lane

Matt Kenseth podium TexasMatt Kenseth burn TexasMatt Kenseth needed a quick refresher course. “Show me where to park this thing,” Kenseth radioed to crew chief Jimmy Fennig after beating race runner-up Clint Bowyer to the checkered flag by a whopping 8.315 seconds in Saturday night’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. “It’s been a while.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Busch’s Bristol roll continues with Cup victory (+result)

The question isn’t whether Kyle Busch will win at Bristol Motor Speedway

Kyle Busch Bristol win 2009-08-06_0011It’s whether anyone else can find a way to keep him out of Victory Lane. First off pit road after stops under caution on Lap 429, Busch held off pole-sitter Carl Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson to win his fifth consecutive race in NASCAR’s top three national series at the .533-mile short track. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Bayne becomes youngest Daytona 500 winner (+result & photos)

Twenty-year-old, in throwback paint scheme, returns Woods to Victory Lane

2011-02-20_06922011-02-20_0672Trevor Bayne won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, a day that featured records for cautions and lead changes. Bayne, who turned 20 Saturday, led the final two laps of the race that was decided with a green-white-checkered-flag finish.

Daytona 500 photos albums here

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Feb 17

Duel 1 win gives Kurt Busch Daytona pole (+results & photos)

Jeff Burton emerged victorious in the second race

Daytona 500  - logo 2011Kurt Busch Dodge 22Kurt Busch gained pole position for the Daytona 500 with victory in the first Gatorade Duel, while Jeff Burton emerged victorious in the second race ahead of Clint Bowyer.

* Do not miss Flagworld’s photo albums from Daytona starting Friday *

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Nov 20

France pleased with Chase scenario at Homestead

NASCAR execs may discuss making changes to format during the offseason

Even while Brian France basks in the glow of what he expects will be “a very, very memorable Sunday,” NASCAR’s chairman and chief executive officer doesn’t rule out possible changes to the playoff format that has three drivers vying for the title with one race remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 08

Juan Pablo Montoya wins at Watkins Glen (+result & photos)

It was Montoya’s second career victory, Patrick Carpentier finishes 21st

Juan Montoya erased 113 races of futility Sunday, winning a duel with Marcos Ambrose and the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

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Aug 03

Johnson apologizes for causing crash

He caused a fiery crash involving Kurt Busch and Elliott Sadler at Pocono

Jimmie Johnson apologized for causing a fiery crash involving Kurt Busch and Elliott Sadler at Pocono, after he hit the back of the Penske driver’s Dodge while fighting for position. Read the rest of this entry »

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