Found March 16, 2012 on
Thunder Valley is famous for its own March Madness.
And plenty of drivers will enter Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend with unfinished business -- dating from this season or last.
Combine 43 race cars with a half-mile short track, and tempers are bound to flare. In these tight confines, it's the perfect recipe for retaliation among rivals.
Throughout 2011, there was no contest as heated as the one between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. These guys despise each other on many levels -- as both drivers and owners.
When Busch established Kyle Busch Motorsports, he hired Rick Ren from Kevin Harvick Inc. at the end of 2009 to be his director of competition.
The on-track escapades occurred later that year and escalated in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway -- when, with 25 laps remaining in the Ford 400, Harvick turned Busch's No. 18 M&Ms Toyota into a chocolate fondue inferno and claimed that Busch "raced me like a clown all day."
Last year's dus...
BEST OF MAXIM
Kyle Busch may always look forward to making the trip back to his hometown of Las Vegas for a race, but perhaps no driver was happier to leave Las Vegas Motor Speedway than Busch this past weekend.
The driver of the No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing qualified on the front row last Friday at Las Vegas, but a Saturday practice accident forced the No. 18 team to a...
Even while Kurt Busch's on-track results are continuing to plummet (he sits 29th in the Sprint Cup standings, largely due to misfortune beyond his control), the embattled driver continues to repair his image in the public eye. Busch's most recent step forward comes with the aid of a major sponsor that isn't afraid to let Busch become a face of its brand.
It was announced...
Kurt Busch (No. 51 NSCS)
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan State, Ohio State, Kansas
Championship game: Kentucky to win it all.
Denny Hamlin (No. 11 NSCS)
Final Four: "Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky, Kentucky!!"
Championship game: Kentucky
Thoughts: "I think Kentucky is going to win it all. The tournament is about talent and coaching, and Kentucky has...
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Kyle Busch - WINNER
#18 Wrigley Toyota
· Five wins, seven top fives, 10 top 10s
· Average finish of 9.1
· Average Running Position of 11.7, third-best
· Series-best Driver Rating of 107.0
· Series-high 550 Fastest Laps Run
· Series-best Average Green Flag...
The fourth installment of the NASCAR season brings the NASCAR elite to a short track for the first time in 2012. That's right...while Phoenix is only a mile long, the sheer width of some spots on the track do not give it the feeling and intimacy of a classic short track.
If anything, Bristol is the quintessential short track on the NASCAR circuit. It is banked fairly steeply...
DirecTV customers have an opportunity during each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to choose from among four drivers to follow throughout each event with DirecTV HotPass. the satellite television service offers up four dedicated driver channels, free to its subscribers, during each Sprint Cup race. Each driver channel features multiple camera angles, real-time statistics and live communication...