KURT BUSCH NEWS

Will Hendrick Motorsports remain king of Martinsville Speedway?

It really is hard to believe that we are at Race No. 6 already in the 2015 season, but we are here this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. I'm really excited about it because it will be our first short-track race of the season, plus everyone loves Martinsville. I'm not sure all the new rules will rear their head like we've seen in races two through five simply because it's more about...
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Rain comes to Martinsville Speedway Friday morning

The bad news is that rain is falling at Martinsville Speedway and is expected to continue throughout the morning. The good news is that the National Weather Service forecast calls for the rain to end by 3 p.m. ET.   That means there may be a chance to get in some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and qualifying before nightfall. Martinsville does not have lights.   The weekend...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
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Kurt Busch Moments in Time

It’s among the most unique and coveted trophies in NASCAR – the Ridgeway Furniture Company’s grandfather clock that’s given to the winner at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in victory lane. The tradition of giving the famous grandfather clock to the winner of every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway got its start in 1964. Henry Clay Earles, who founded Martinsville...
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NSCS: STP 500 at Martinsville Preview

After the final race of the West Coast Swing last Sunday at Auto Club Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to one of the oldest, and smallest tracks on the circuit with Sunday’s running of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In this race last season, Jimmie Johnson looked to be well on his way to a ninth win at “the Paperclip”, but Kurt Busch had other ideas...
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Frustrated Dale Jr. sounds off about late debris caution at Fontana

Count NASCAR's 12-time most popular driver among those unhappy about NASCAR's decision to throw the caution for debris late in Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. With Earnhardt third and Kurt Busch leading on the scheduled next-to-last lap, NASCAR waved the yellow flag instead of the white flag on Lap 200 after hearing what Sprint Cup Series director Richard Buck later...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Busch Posts Third-Place Finish at Fontana

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), brought home his second-consecutive top-five finish of the 2015 season Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, in the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. It was also his second-consecutive third-place finish on the 2-mile oval. Busch started from the pole and led six...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

COLUMN: NASCAR fans are buzzing over debris cautions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There's no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was derailed by a late debris caution. Then Kurt Busch was twice denied a trip to victory lane by yellow flags. In all, there were three cautions in the final 25 laps and only once...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Back Seat Driver: Fontana

*Editor’s Note* Every Monday, after every race weekend, contributing writer Jacob Mullins will recap the top story lines from the track in our weekly feature, Back Seat Driver. BACK WITH VENGEANCE After missing the beginning of the season due to an indefinite suspension handed down by NASCAR, Kurt Busch has returned to the track with vengeance. Everyone knows the type of racer Busch...
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Watch: Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on final lap to win at Fontana

  Brad Keselowski somehow went from 18th place to victory lane after yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth.  On a second flag, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Keselowski passed Kurt Busch on the final lap of a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win at Auto Club Speedway. “At...
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Did phantom caution cost Kurt Busch win at Auto Club Speedway?

Was Kurt Busch robbed by a phantom debris caution just as he appeared to win the Auto Club 400 Sunday at Auto Club Speedway?   NASCAR says no.   Richard Buck, the managing director of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, said that he received "multiple reports" of debris that caused officials to throw the yellow flag on Lap 200 of the scheduled 200-lap race. Busch was leading at the time...
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In hunt for win, Kurt Busch fails to complete perfect Fontana weekend

It was the Hollywood ending everyone on the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team had envisioned. Kurt Busch had dominated the entire weekend at Auto Club Speedway, leading each of the practice sessions and capturing the pole in just his second race of the 2015 season. In one of the fastest cars throughout Sunday's Auto Club 400, Busch was leading coming to the scheduled last lap.   However...
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NASCAR: 2 Late Cautions Keep Kurt Busch Out of Victory Lane at Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Kurt Busch was the man to beat all weekend long from the two-mile Auto Club Speedway. Busch, set the fastest lap in all three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice sessions this weekend....
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Brad Keselowski wins Auto Club 400, full NASCAR results from Fontana

Brad Keselowski won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA after a last lap pass on Kurt Busch. The driver of the No. 2 Wurth Ford finished ahead of Kevin Harvick and Kurt Busch to claim the win in the Auto Club 400 even as he led just one lap. Beginning the 200 lap race on the pole was Kurt Busch but it took Kevin Harvick only five laps...
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Sights & Sounds of Fontana: NASCAR finishes West Coast swing at Auto Club Speedway

Editor's note: Scroll down for updates... NASCAR's three-week trek to the West Coast comes to a close Sunday in Fontana, California, so see how drivers and teams are preparing for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.  Kurt Busch has been blistering fast all weekend long, sweeping the top spots in qualifying and each practice session. Busch's team is already busy in the Sprint...
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Three Stewart-Haas sweeps on the line at Fontana

Stewart-Haas Racing has the opportunity to record three sweeps on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. The rub is that SHR teammates can prevent each other from achieving them. After winning the Drive4Clots.com 300 XFINITY Series race at the two-mile track Saturday, Harvick can sweep the NASCAR weekend with a victory in the Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. A win also would give Harvick...
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Sprint Cup Series at Fontana: Starting lineup, green flag start time and tv info for Auto Club 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is at Auto Club Speedway this weekend for the running of the Auto Club 400. On the pole for Sunday’s 200 lap race will be Kurt Busch. He will be joined by teammate Kevin Harvick for the 200 lap race around the 2-mile Fontana, CA track. Kevin Harvick has won the last two Sprint Cup Series races this season and looks to sweep the early season swing of...
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With Harvick in corner, can wicked-fast Kurt Busch be denied at Fontana?

If there was any question about how Kurt Busch would perform when he returned to the cockpit of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet, they've already been answered and then some. Last week at Phoenix, in his first race of the year, Busch qualified eighth and finished fifth. And so far this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has been in a...
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Saturday Practice One results: Sprint Cup at Auto Club Speedway

After winning the pole on Friday, Kurt Busch maintained his hot hand in the first of Saturday's two scheduled Sprint Cup practices at Auto Club Speedway. Busch, the 2004 series champion, led the 1-hour session in his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet over Jimmie Johnson and David Ragan. Check out the full results, below, from Saturday's first practice in preparation for Sunday's Auto Club 400.
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NSCS: Kurt Busch Continues Perfect Weekend; Paces Second Practice

Kurt Busch’s chance at weekend sweep remained intact Saturday morning at the Auto Club Speedway. After pacing the opening practice session of the weekend at the two-mile track and winning the pole for the Auto Club 400 on Friday, the Las Vegas native paced Saturday’s morning practice session for the stars of the Sprint Cup Series. Navigating the bumpy track at a speed of 187...
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NASCAR: Kurt Busch Having Dominating Weekend Thus Far in Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Last week, Kurt Busch was reinstated from NASCAR after being suspended for the first three races of the 2015 season. Busch, wasted no time in getting up to speed as he was...
Via Race Review Online
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Kurt Busch validates the faith of his owner with pole run at Fontana

One week removed from his return from a three-race suspension, Kurt Busch rewarded the unwavering support from Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Gene Haas by putting his No. 41 Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX). “It’s amazing to do this in Gene Haas’ back yard,” said Busch, who streaked around two-mile Auto Club Speedway in 38.889 seconds...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kurt Busch wins Auto Club 400 Pole at Auto Club Speedway

Making his second apperance since being reinstated by NASCAR, Kurt Busch would score the pole for the Auto Club 400 with a lap of 38.889 seconds. Busch missed the season after being suspended due to an off-track criminal matter. “This is huge for Gene Haas.  That is what I wanted to start the interview with is thank you Gene for believing in me,” he commented. “This is my...
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Kurt Busch wins pole at Fontana, full Cup Series qualifying results from Auto Club Speedway

Kurt Busch will lead the field of 43 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars to the green flag for Sunday’s running of the Auto Club 400. The driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet will be joined by teammate Kevin Harvick on the front row for the Auto Club 400 run at the 2-mile track located in Fontana, CA. Coverage of Sunday’s 200 lap race will air on FOX beginning at 3:30...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch Wins Pole for Auto Club 400

It is rare in today’s day and age for a driver to be fastest in both Sprint Cup practice and qualifying. Kurt Busch ended the first practice session and round two of qualifying as the fastest driver. He then went out and busted a lap quicker in round three to beat his teammate Kevin Harvick for the pole on Sunday. Last Sunday at Phoenix, Busch brought home a top five finish in...
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