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Kurt Busch never stops hoping for the perfect finish at Darlington Raceway.
It was 10 years ago that Busch came up an agonizing .002 seconds shy of victory to Ricky Craven at the track ''Too Tough To Tame.'' Busch says he's seen replays of the final few laps of that 2003 race several times and each time wishes for a different outcome, that he noses out Craven in what is NASCAR's closest finish since it went to electronic timing in 1993.
Busch gets his next chance at a Darlington checkered flag this week at Southern 500.
He is also looking to rebound from another disappointing ending last week at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch was caught in a late wreck, his car going airborne before landing on Ryan Newman and finishing 30th.
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After a three-and-one-half hour rain delay at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, it was clear that conditions were ripe for a crowd-pleasing “Big One” that could change the course of the Aaron’s 499. A little bump on the outside between rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and J.J. Yeley triggered a multi-car crash with six laps to go. The spectacular...
Kurt Busch would like to start seeing drivers attempt The Double again.
Shortly after arriving at Andretti Autosport headquarters in Indianapolis on Wednesday, the 2004 Cup champion wasted no time in urging officials from the NASCAR and IndyCar series to compromise on the Memorial Day weekend start times to make it possible. He says fans want to see it.
Only three drivers have...
Kurt Busch would like to try racing 1,100 miles some Memorial Day weekend.
He's even asking for help.
Ten minutes after arriving in Indianapolis, the 2004 Cup champion wasted no time in speaking his mind Wednesday. He told reporters during a seat-fitting that he would be interested in competing in the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day -- if race organizers...
DENVER, Colo. – “The memory is vivid and the outcome is unfortunately the same,” said Kurt Busch, 10 years after his historic loss to former NASCAR stalwart Ricky Craven at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, site of Saturday night’s Southern 500.
Craven’s margin of victory over Busch at the 2003 Darlington spring race was by two-thousandths of a second, the closest margin since...
TALLADEGA, Ala. – While running in the top-five and contending for the win, Kurt Busch saw his day end in spectacular fashion when he got collected in a multicar wreck with six laps remaining in Sunday’s rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
Busch, who had his No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS in the top-five for a good portion of the race...
With NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers racing each other -- and Mother Nature -- at Talladega Superspeedway, the "big one" erupted after Kyle Busch hooked the back end of Kasey Kahne's car entering Turn 1 on Lap 43.
"I'm all right," Busch said. "I caused it. . . . It's hauler hurt. I can't drive it back."
Fourteen additional cars were...
Cars piled into crashes. Kurt Busch's car rolled. And David Ragan
came from nowhere to win.
Kurt Busch ended up on top of Ryan Newman during the second Big One with 6 laps to go at Talladega Sunday...
The driver of the 39 car was less than pleased after he exited the Infield Care Center...
Newman finished 32nd as a result of the wreck...
The larger question will be whether or not NASCAR will fine Newman for his comments. Denny Hamlin lost $25...
A tight passing move by rookie Ricky Stenhouse led to a multi-car crash at Talladega today, sending Kurt Busch spinning and flipping and taking out Ryan Newman, Danica Patrick, and a bunch of others in the Aaron's 499.
It appears as if Stenhouse looked to squeeze in between the wall and J.J. Yelley's #36 car, sending #36 spinning into Kurt Busch, who flipped on top of Ryan...
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. attempted to go four wide at Talladega Superspeedway but ended up forcing J.J. Yeley into the car of Kurt Busch sending his No. 78 car into a series of rolls that ended with his car on top of Ryan Newman’s car.
The race had been delayed for over three and a half hours due to weather.
Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman endure wild ride in closing Talladega