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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-- On the eve of Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, I asked standout driver Kurt Busch about the confluence of speed, safety measures and danger that is part of the thrill of NASCAR. Busch answered the question smartly, acknowledging the components of what makes auto racing so popular.
On Saturday afternoon, I witnessed first-hand that confluence of speed, safety measures and danger as Tony Stewart avoided a pileup and won the race an instant after huge parts of Kyle Larson's car flew into the catch fence and into the stands.
By my eyewitness account as I sat no more than 100 yards from the incident, it seems at least seven fans sustained injuries. A dozen ambulances made their way onto the service road alongside the Speedway. I saw a man being taken away in a back brace, a woman with a tourniquet on her leg, and a handful of people who appeared to have suffered burns by the freak accident.
Larson's car went out of ...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Damage from an early wreck short-circuited Kurt Busch’s performance in Sunday’s Daytona 500 as the Furniture Row driver took the checkered flag in 28th-place.
Starting 11th in the season-opening race, Busch kept pace with the leaders and everything was going smoothly for the former NASCAR champion. But on Lap 33 of 200 Busch’s No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to statistically analyzing the Daytona 500, Kurt Busch’s record stands out.
The Furniture Row Racing driver has finished runner-up three times in the 500, the crown jewel in the 36-race Sprint Cup schedule. In 2003 he was second to Michael Waltrip, in 2005 it was Jeff Gordon who edged out Busch, and in 2008, it was an unselfish Busch pushing...
Here’s a video of Kurt Busch going off on Jamie Little. But then again who hasn’t the volatile NASCAR racer gone off on? We know how much he loves the media.
Getting her start at ESPN in 1998 as a reporter for both the Winter and Summer X Games, Jamie Little is a former reporter for the Indy Racing League and is currently the pit reporter for NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint...
The season opening race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is the Daytona 500 and for the 55th time the lineup is set for the “Great American Race.”
Unlike any of the other 35 races for the season, the field was set by two qualifying races in the Budweiser Duels. Both 150-mile twin races were run today as Kevin Harvick won the first duel while Kyle Busch won the second.
On any given weekend during NASCAR season, thousands of fans pour into stadiums around the country to take part in a sport that is growing more popular every year. Tens of thousands of people gather around their television sets at home with their families every weekend to watch the races. NASCAR has become a household name and even those who are not fans still have some familiarity...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon
And Kevin Harvick is two for two.
In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap before pitting on Lap 40, was flagged for speeding on pit road.
The ensuing pass...