Found October 09, 2012 on
Despite a misunderstanding with NASCAR on Sunday, Kurt Busch will make his debut in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway as planned.
Busch was leading the Good Sam 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when his car ran out of fuel and he was hit from behind. The driver removed his helmet and climbed from the car to check whether it was still drivable. Busch ascertained the car could continue, jumped back in and drove off while unbeknownst to him NASCAR had directed him to stop.
NASCAR immediately called Busch to its hauler and parked the No. 51 Chevrolet for the remainder of the race. Considering that Busch is under probation from incidents at Darlington Raceway in May and Dover International Speedway in June, it was questionable to what extent NASCAR might choose to punish the driver. However, no further penalties are planned as a result of the incident.
Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, is looking to make a fresh start with the Denver-based race team owned by Barney Visser. Busch parted ways with Penske Racing at the end of the 2011 season, concluding a six-year tenure that included 10 victories and four Chase for the Sprint Cup appearances. He optimistically joined James Finch's Phoenix Racing at the start of 2012 and won one Nationwide Series race at Daytona while coming close to victories at Talladega in the spring and Sonoma in June.
Busch is currently 26th in driver points. He joins Furniture Row, which currently ranks an all-time best 23rd in the points standings. Veteran crew chief Todd Berrier joined the organization at the end of July and former driver Regan Smith went on to score one top-five and three top-10 finishes.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch spun out on the 99th lap of the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at the Talledega Superspeedway. Then he ditched his safety crew. He literally drove off against their wishes without wearing his helmet. You can check out the action at 1:57 in the video. You’ll see the crew’s safety equipment fly off of Busch’s car.
Kurt Busch's luck ran out at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday -- along with NASCAR's patience.
Busch was leading the Good Sam 500 in his final run with Phoenix Racing when he ran out of fuel and got slammed from behind on Lap 99.
"I'm out of fuel and I got wrecked," Busch said on the radio. "Why am I out of gas? ... probably because I'm getting side...
Kurt Busch’s run with Phoenix Racing ended on lap 98 while leading at Talladega. A spin into the wall after running out of gas brought the #51 Phoenix Racing Chevy to the garage for the remainder of the race.
Busch said he had climbed from his car and checked the damage and believed he could drive it back to the garage when he pulled away from the safety workers.
After being checked...
Kurt Busch is at it again.
At Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, Busch spun out on lap 99 and ran out of gas. The safety crew arrived and Kurt Busch in typical Kurt Busch fashion ignored them and drove off with the safety crew's supply bag on top his car.
NASCAR promptly parked Busch and his #51 car and was done for the day.
Busch said that his helmet was off...
NASCAR announces no further penalty for Kurt Busch following Talladega. Busch was involved in a wreck on lap 98. When safety crews attempted to provide assistance to him he got back into his car and drove off dumping equipment on the track.When asked to stop Busch did not. He later said he did not hear the command to stop his car because he was not wearing his helmet.Busch has been...
Kurt Busch's tenure with Phoenix Racing may have ended Sunday, but the ripple effect of his last ride in the No. 51 Chevrolet is ongoing.
Already on probation for two incidents earlier this year, Busch faces possible sanctions from NASCAR for creating a safety issue at Talladega.
After leading six laps of Sunday's race, Busch's car lost fuel pressure on Lap 99 and spun...
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch will make his Furniture Row Racing debut in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The agreement with the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing calls for Busch to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevrolet in the final six Sprint Cup races of 2012 and during the 2013 campaign. “This weekend begins a new chapter...
Officials for NASCAR are considering whether to further discipline driver Kurt Busch after he ignored requests to stop his car following a wreck on lap 98 at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch was parked for the remainder of the race after he drove away while emergency workers were attempting to provide him with assistance.Busch has been on probation since unacceptable verbal comments...
DENVER, Colo. – Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch will make his Furniture Row Racing debut in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The agreement with the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing calls for Busch to drive the team’s No. 78 Chevrolet in the final six Sprint Cup races of 2012 and during the 2013 campaign.
NASCAR is reviewing whether Kurt Busch will face further penalty for ignoring official requests to stop his car after a Lap 98 wreck Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR parked Busch for the remainder of the Sprint Cup race because he drove away from the wreck with emergency workers still in the process of providing him and the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet assistance, and...