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Tuesday will be D-Day for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch.
That is "D" as in either determined or done.
For Busch, 2012 should have been the "Drive for Redemption" tour. We've seen flashes of what his former Roush Fenway Racing teammate Jeff Burton refers to as "Good Kurt" - the driver that supports his team and tackles the track with tremendous passion. Channeling his inner Ricky Bobby from the flick "Talladega Nights" at Talladega Superspeedway was a side of Busch that has endeared him to fans and crew alike.
But in the last 10 months, the former NASCAR champion's emotional downward spiral has been painful to watch, particularly for those that have witnessed "Good Kurt" at his best. On Tuesday, the day before Busch's suspension is lifted, his current team owner James Finch will have a self-described "come to Jesus" discussion with his driver.
Finch, who has not spoken with Busch since he harangued a reporter at Dover and was subsequently suspended by NASCAR, will determine the driver's immediate fate on the Sprint Cup side of the garage.
What happens at Michigan and beyond this weekend is completely up to Busch. Certainly, if "The Jerry Springer Show" sponsorship does not come to fruition - the show asked the team to submit a proposal for possible sponsorship prior to the race at Darlington and the team has delivered an image of the green and white car bearing Springer's likeness and the show's logo on the hood - a call to Dr. Phil might be in order.
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Kurt Busch will be back with Phoenix Racing when his one-week NASCAR suspension ends Wednesday.
Busch met Tuesday with team owner James Finch and the duo plans to race this weekend at Michigan International Speedway.
Busch was suspended by NASCAR for one week for verbally abusing a media member. Finch said he'd have to meet with Busch and discuss their future together after...
After a meeting between Kurt Busch and team owner James Finch, the pair have decided to keep their partnership going.
Busch was suspended by NASCAR last weekend following an incident with a reporter June 2 at Dover. He will be able to return to the car this weekend.
"We have met with Kurt. At the end of the day, we are racers so we're going racing together with Kurt and...
Kurt Busch will return to the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet this weekend at Michigan Speedway.
Busch, who is serving a suspension from NASCAR following an incident where he berated a reporter at Dover on June 2, sat out last weekend's activities at Pocono Raceway.
On Tuesday morning, Busch sat down with team owner James Finch at the organization's shop in Spartanburg...
By Brian Wiggins
Phoenix Racing announced Tuesday afternoon that they are keeping Kurt Busch as their driver for the No.51 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Busch, who was suspended by NASCAR one week ago for violating his probation after a Nationwide Series race at Dover, will race in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday.
“We have met...
For the sixth time this year, Kurt Busch prepares to climb into the seat of his brother’s No. 54 Monster Energy Camry, this time for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 from a newly paved and anticipated fast Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn. The elder Busch brother, who has been successful at the track, nestled in the Irish Hills of Michigan, is looking to build upon...
For the sixth time this year, Kurt Busch prepares to climb into the seat of his brother's No. 54 Monster Energy Camry, this time for the Alliance Truck Parts 250 from a newly paved and anticipated fast Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn. The elder Busch brother, who has been successful at the track, nestled in the Irish Hills of Michigan, is looking to build upon...
By suspending Kurt Busch, NASCAR made a definitive statement regarding personal responsibility.
Too bad it didn’t follow its own standard Sunday.
With the repaving of Pocono Raceway came a change in the timing loops on pit road that access speeding penalties. According to NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton, revised loop maps were available in the NASCAR hauler...