Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), overcame a pit road miscue and an overheating issue in the late stages of Sunday’s Bad Boy Off Road 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon to earn a fifth-place finish in the second race of the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. “We had everything thrown at us, even the kitchen sink at one point,” […]

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Sept. 19, 2016) – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) enters this weekend’s New England 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon ranked 10th in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship standings. The second race of the 10-race playoff that will crown the 2016 champion will be contested at the 1.058-mile oval that helped Busch make his Sprint Cup championship dreams a reality […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), expected to be a contender to win the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, just as he had been one year ago, but he did not have the race he hoped for Sunday afternoon. Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, struggled with an ill-handling racecar throughout the running of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 and […]

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Chasing Chicago

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – There’s just something about the Chicago sports scene that Kurt Busch loves. The driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is an unabashed fan of the Chicago Cubs. He has an unwavering loyalty to the Chicago Bears. Busch was just a kid in Las Vegas when he adopted the Chicago sports teams as his own, and his love for the Bears and the Cubs hasn’t faded one iota through the years. […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished eighth in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, which marked the final event of the 2016 regular season. “Just lots of fun all night long with the way we got to lead a little bit,” said Busch, who won at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway during the regular season. “We were off sequence a little […]

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3-Point Shot

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – In 1967, the three-point shot was introduced into basketball’s top leagues. In a game that was played on Nov. 13 of that year, the Indiana Pacers trailed the Dallas Chaparrals 118-116. With just one second left to play, Jerry Harkness, who was 92 feet from the basket, got a shot off that miraculously went in. And, with that, the Pacers won the game. Since 2014, when NASCAR’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship went to […]

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is one of many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who will sport a commemorative paint scheme for the 67th annual Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. In a tradition that began last year, some teams will sport paint schemes honoring the history in the sport of their sponsors, while others will pay tribute to the legacy of other drivers by running […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), rallied for a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 after battling a loose-handling racecar from the start all the way to the checkered flag at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. It was the 18th top-12 finish in 24 races this season for Busch and the Monster Energy/Haas Automation team, and it came thanks to a strong green-flag […]

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), heads into this weekend’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn knowing he is already locked into the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship by virtue of his victory at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway in June and by having secured enough points to lock himself inside the top-30 in points. All he needs to do now is […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), lined up second for a lap-372 restart in Sunday’s rain-delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Coming off turn two, he passed Joey Logano for the lead. However, Busch got loose in front of Logano, and contact between the two set off an 11-car incident that would see the 2004 Sprint Cup champion’s […]

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