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When Kurt Busch and Penske Racing mutually agreed to part ways following the incidents at Homestead many noticed there was a lack of quality replacements. The trio of drivers believed to be at the top of Penske’s list included David Ragan, Brian Vickers and David Reutimann however none may be as good as the driver that Busch eventually replaces. David Ragan broke into the win column this year with a win at Daytona in July but missed the Sprint Cup Chase again and had his tenure at Roush Fenway Racing summed up as a disappointment by team owner Jack Roush. Brian Vickers 2011 season wound up as a highlight of angst against other drivers and he vowed to be the sheriff of the NASCAR garage. Ultimately the law found himself out of a ride when his team closed up shop after failing to find a perspective owner. Then there is the case of David Reutimann who was virtually invisible all season. Reutimann had won a race in each of the past two years but managed a lone top-5 on the year and led ...

Kurt Busch, his future is so bright..

…he’ll have to wear shades. TAG Heuer Eyewear announced Thursday that it has re-signed 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch to a multi-year contract extension in his role as an ambassador for the company and its eyewear products. Busch, … Continue reading →

Should Roush stop potential Kurt Busch to RPM deal?

Things werent all smiles for Roush and Busch during time together The latest rumor to hit the internet is one involving Kurt Busch and potential employment at Richard Petty Motorsports. Busch spent the last six seasons driving Dodge’s for Penske Racing before the two sides mutually agreed to part ways following incidents at Homestead in the final Sprint Cup race of 2011. Busch...

RPM co-owner lauds Busch's talent

Could Richard Petty Motorsports be interested in former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch? RPM currently fields cars for AJ Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose. On Tuesday, the Sirius Speedway radio show reported that RPM was considering Busch for the No. 43 Ford currently driven by Allmendinger. RPM co-owner Andy Murstein considers Busch "a great talent" and believes...

Kurt Busch in Richard Petty's Ride?

I must say, I've followed NASCAR for decades, but this has certainly been the most bizarre of silly seasons. I mean, the dominoes are still falling nearly month after the 2011 Sprint Cup season ended. This Kurt Busch situation has dominated the NASCAR off-season headlines. Who won the title again? Just kidding Tony Stewart fans, as I've mentioned that his championship...

Kurt Busch linked to Phoenix Racing

LYNN HAVEN, Fla. -- For a team that doesn't even have a lead sponsor lined up for the 2012 Sprint Cup season,...

Penske promotes Todd Gordon to No. 22 crew chief

Penske Racing has promoted Todd Gordon to crew chief of its No. 22 Dodge. The team does not have a driver yet since Kurt Busch left the organization last week after six seasons. Gordon led Penske's No. 22 team in the Nationwide Series to six wins and six poles last season. Penske Racing was successful at promoting within with Paul Wolfe as crew chief for Brad Keselowski. Wolfe...

RPM could replace Allmendinger with Kurt Busch

Sirius XM is reporting that Richard Petty Motorsports proposed replacing current driver AJ Allmendinger with the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kurt Busch. Busch recently parted ways with Penske Racing on what both sides are calling a mutual decision following six years of volatile situations which boiled over in a profanity laced tirade by Busch at ESPN reporter Dr. Jerry Punch...

Richard Petty Motorsports interested in hiring Kurt Busch

After his release from Penske Racing, it seemed that there would be a slim chance that Kurt Busch would be in a competitive ride in 2012. Those chances may be a lot fatter than initially figured. Richard Petty Motorsports COO Robbie Loomis said Tuesday that the team is interested in the 2004 Sprint Cup champion. From Sirius-Speedway: "Best Buy has been a great partner for a...

Join us for the latest Yahoo! NASCAR chat, Wednesday at 1 ET

Time again for another NASCAR live chat! Join us as we talk, well, whatever. Kurt Busch's new ride? What your favorite drivers want for Christmas? It's all a possibility. Hang, won't you?

NASCAR: Best and Worst Surprises of 2011

The 2011 NASCAR season was one of the most unpredictable in recent memory. Not all that was memorable was good, of course, but from Trevor Bayne to Brad Keselowski, and Kyle Busch to the Kentucky quagmire, the surprises came fast and furious. Sports-At-Work writers Luke Krmpotich and Shannon Baxter rank the best and worst shockers of 2011. No. 5 Best Surprise Luke: Regan Smith...

Power Rankings: The best feuds of 2011

Welcome to Power Rankings! During the season, we rank your favorite drivers based on who's up, who's down, who's grooving and who's sliding, but now? Now, we dig into the vaults and the memory banks. Today, we offer up the best feuds of 2011. And oh, do we have a bumper crop from which to choose ... 1. Kyle Busch-Richard Childress. One of the most legendary throwdowns...

Offseason Hot/Not: Red Bull’s Unfortunate NASCAR Goodbye

Typically, in this space, we'd be talking about the most recent on-track NASCAR dramas (thanks, Busch brothers!) from the previous weekend's racing. However, the very nature of the offseason isn't very good about giving us material. And since I'm so dedicated to you, my three loyal readers, I'm not even going to take vacation while guys like Jimmie Johnson send...
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