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Kurt Busch, crew chief enjoy victory after Daytona criticism

When fans slammed crew chief Matt McCall for costing Kurt Busch a win at Daytona, he was a good sport and made a video for social media of him reading …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Kyle Busch beats brother, grabs eighth Bristol win

Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won. Busch grabbed his third Cup win of the season, eighth overall at Bristol, and …


Kurt Busch vying for 2nd Cup title amid uncertain future

Kurt Busch knows he would appreciate winning a second NASCAR Cup championship 14 years later. Busch won his title in 2004. He is now 40 years old and has an …


Kurt Busch grabs pole position for Sunday’s NASCAR race

Kurt Busch felt like a kid again this week. He spent two full days in a testing simulator, trying to figure out the best way to maneuver around the new …


Kurt Busch sets aim on becoming 4th repeat Daytona 500 champ

Kurt Busch is ready for his close-up outside the car. Busch signed with an entertainment agency in the offseason and may soon make the leap from stock cars to the …


2017 Daytona 500 champ Kurt Busch returns to SHR

Kurt Busch will return to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 season. Busch will start his fifth season with SHR with a new crew chief. Busch will be paired on the …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 7:43 p.m.

Fryer: Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle “Ball of Death.”


Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports’ top partiers, Kurt Busch …


NASCAR’s Kurt Busch sued by former management company

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being sued by his former sports management company for nearly $1.5 million. The federal lawsuit was filed this month in Michigan by the Sports Management …


Kurt Busch conserves fuel for a win at Pocono Raceway

Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.


Busch brothers back in Daytona 500 year after sitting out

Kyle Busch was stuck in a hospital bed, the Daytona 500 just a race on TV.


Auto notes: Clint Bowyer’s title hopes hit hard by penalties

Clint Bowyer’s slim shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship in Michael Waltrip Racing’s final season took a huge hit Wednesday when NASCAR penalized the team for an infraction in …


In Brief: Joe Gibbs Racing dominating NASCAR Spring Cup season.

AUTO RACING: The latest impressive showing for Joe Gibbs Racing came in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway. Matt Kenseth won the NASCAR Sprint Cup pole Friday at Brooklyn, Michigan, and …


Larson can’t weather wait, Busch can

Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming – and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn’t get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup …


Kurt Busch’s return gathers speed in Fontana

Kurt Busch’s comeback from his season-opening suspension is gathering speed. Busch won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, turning a lap of 185.142 …


Busch lifted by warm reception from race team upon return

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kurt Busch, buoyed by a warm reception from his race team, was finally back in a car Friday preparing for his first race of the season. Busch …


NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch, grants him waiver for Chase

NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of …


Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware …


Suspended Kurt Busch agrees to follow NASCAR guidelines to be eligible for reinstatement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge …


Busch crashes; breaks leg, foot

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race. He’ll miss the …


NASCAR suspends Busch amid violence allegations

NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after a judge said the former champion almost surely choked and beat an ex-girlfriend last fall and there was a “substantial likelihood” of …


Stewart-Haas Racing puts Kurt Busch backup plan in place

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Team owner Tony Stewart has a contingency plan in place should Kurt Busch be unable to drive this season because of his legal troubles. Stewart did …


Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

Kurt Busch is back where his Cup career began – Dover International Speedway – and ready for his 500th career start. When the green flag drops today at Dover ( …


Auto notes: Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway – one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the …


Kurt Busch credits IndyCar for increased Indy 500 TV ratings

Kurt Busch on Friday credited IndyCar’s promotion of the Indianapolis 500 for a bump in the television ratings. ABC’s telecast on Sunday earned a 3.9 rating, averaging 6.2 million viewers. …


$2.5 million payday for Hunter-Reay

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Hunter-Reay’s Indianapolis 500 win brought him a $2.49 million payday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced. Hunter-Reay edged Helio Castroneves by 0.060 seconds Sunday in the second-closest margin of …


Busch comes up 193 miles short

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch’s attempt at completing “The Double” ended Sunday night after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600. Busch finished sixth in his first …


Auto racing: Kurt Busch confident in doubling

Kurt Busch was back in his element Thursday. Busch was in North Carolina for Sprint Cup qualifying – a welcome return to what he knows best.


Crash puts Busch in new car

INDIANAPOLIS – Kurt Busch just made his attempt at completing The Double a lot tougher after crashing during Monday’s practice at Indianapolis. Busch spun coming out of the second turn …


Auto notes: Chase Elliott grabs 1st career Nationwide victory

Chase Elliott has grabbed his first career Nationwide Series victory, using a strong pass of Kevin Harvick and then pulling away for an easy win at Texas Motor Speedway in …