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When Kurt Busch pulled on to Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night for his Coca-Cola 600 qualifying lap, he was the 23rd driver to make an attempt.
And when the flat black No. 78 Furniture Row Racing car crossed the start-finish line to complete Busch's lap, something remarkable happened: The crowd burst into thunderous applause.
Busch had just knocked Jimmie Johnson off the provisional pole for NASCAR's longest race, and the crowd loved it. Ultimately, Denny Hamlin went on to win the pole, relegating Busch to the second starting spot.
The point had been made -- the No. 78 was bad fast, something Busch reinforced when he was second in both practices on Saturday, and Busch had newfound popularity.
It has been quite a reversal of fortune for Busch, who unquestionably will be one of the favorites to win Sunday night at CMS.
A year ago, Busch was struggling with the low-budget Phoenix Racing team, a plucky but underfunded team with only a fraction of the re...
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Kurt Busch had his best finish of the season but had to settle for third…
CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch’s high point in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 quickly turned to a low point, but the tenacious and talented Furniture Row Racing driver charged back from adversity to post a third-place finish in NASCAR’s longest race.
It was the third top-five of the season for Busch and it was also his best finish since joining the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing...
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When Kurt Busch left Penske Racing after the 2011 season, his whole career changed. At the time, his career had only been going down. Blowups on the radio and rants in his interviews only gave his reputation a negative impact. That impact will follow him throughout the rest of his career, but he is doing all he can to make sure that’s not only what he’s remembered...
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...
If it felt a little like the sky was falling for Kyle Busch during the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, then he wasn’t far from the truth. Busch, the driver of the M&M’s M’Prove America Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), overcame damage from a bizarre camera cable incident only to fall victim to an engine failure, leaving the No. 18...
CONCORD, N.C. – Behind the wheel of his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing/Sealy Chevrolet SS, Kurt Busch posted a quick lap time of 27.661 to qualify second for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This will mark his fourth top-10 start of the 2013 season, and his sixth in 26 races on the 1.5- mile D-shaped oval.
Three-time 600 winner Kasey...
Kasey Kahne led the way with a lap of 28.185 seconds in the second practice for the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte. Rounding out the top five was Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Jimmie Johnson.
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