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Can anyone stop Jimmie Johnson?
After Kyle Busch crashed at Kansas Speedway - not once, but twice during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday - he wrecked his position in the points standings as well. Busch trailed points leader Johnson by 18 entering Sunday's STP 400. With his early exit and 38th-place finish, coupled with Johnson's third-place finish, a 54-point deficit exists between now seventh-place Busch and Johnson.
That's more points than the winning driver of a race earns after leading the most laps (48). And he's not alone. Following the first eight races of the season, Johnson could sit out an event and still have an edge on every driver from fifth-place Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is 48 points behind, on back through the field. And he's already 37 points ahead of Kasey Kahne, who is second.
The size of Johnson's advantage raises the question: Can the Chase for the Sprint Cup come soon enough for most of the competitors?
Ironically, it was Sunday...
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On the 104th lap at Kansas Speedway, Kyle Busch's car crashed into that of Joey Logano with such force that it actually lifted the two front tires of Logano's car off the ground completely.
Despite qualifying fifth, Kyle Busch never got a grip at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
In the first five laps, Busch spun on the backstretch. After a pit stop, Busch came back through the field and was 29th by the time the second caution fell on Lap 39. But 65 laps later, Busch completely lost control of his car in Turn 4 and, as he came off the wall, he collected Joey Logano in the...
DENVER, Colo. – Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch will add another form of professional motorsports to his driving resume.
The former NASCAR champion, who has driven an Indy car, sports car and an NHRA Pro Stocker, will take part in a car swap Tuesday (April 23) with the Australian V8 Supercars Series during a media event at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Some things are automatic: The sun rises in the east, rain falls from the sky, and Kyle Busch wins the spring race at Richmond. Rowdy has an astounding streak going, having won an amazing four in a row, dating back to 2009. Busch looks to continue the streak as NASCAR heads to the Commonwealth of Virginia Saturday night for one of the premier events on the schedule.Rowdy looks to...
Kyle Busch hit just about everything during another lousy weekend at Kansas Speedway.
The driver of the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing had to go to a backup car after wrecking in practice. Busch also crashed out of the Truck Series race Saturday. He then spun twice more Sunday, the second time colliding with Joey Logano and ending his afternoon early.
Busch was running 22nd when he...
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Written By: Katie Copple
The youngest Busch brother has won four of the six Nationwide Series races this season, a second place finish and one finish outside of the top 30. Every race he runs he seems to dominate the competition, pretty much excluding all other drivers from a possible win. He isn’t running for the Championship, he is just...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kurt Busch fought through handling problems to post a 15th-place finish in Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
“We’re disappointed, this is not the finish we expected after our practice sessions the past two days,” Busch said. “We felt we could be contenders today, but as soon as the race started it was apparent that our Furniture...
With another week in the books, here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results.
Jason got the win on Sunday by picking James Buescher, who came home in the 6th place. Matt and Michael figured Kyle Busch’s dominance would continue, but that was not the case with him finishing 27th.
Michael scored some bonus points by picking Matt Kenseth to win, which...