Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was in position to score a top-10 finish in the 23rd Annual Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but contact from behind on the final lap of the race would see him take the checkered flag 16th. After starting 11th in the 40-car field, Busch ran in the top-10 for much of the race despite struggling with handling […]

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Hallowed Grounds

Author: jlyle comments:0Blog Categories: About State Racing, Race Events, Race Reports

KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – The opportunity to be a spectator at any major sporting event can be an awe-inspiring occasion. Surrounded by tens of thousands of like-minded fans cheering for a common goal creates an adrenaline-filled experience for competitors and spectators alike. Elite events such as the Super Bowl and the World Series inspire an even more electric atmosphere for the simple reason that they are historic. Now, take that major sporting event and place it on the hallowed grounds […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), had a strong run in the New Hampshire 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon Sunday, but his 22nd-place finish didn’t reflect the effort of the 2004 Sprint Cup champion and his Tony Gibson-led team. After starting fourth in the 40-car field, Busch ran in the top-five for much of the 301-lap race despite struggling with handling issues […]

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Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), fought hard to earn a fourth-place finish Saturday night in the Kentucky 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Driving a backup car, Busch was able to overcome a night filled with handling issues and cautions to score his first top-five finish in six career Sprint Cup starts at the 1.5-mile oval. “It’s tough to put words into it other […]

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Kurt Busch: Midterm Report

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – At the midpoint of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) looks to continue building on what has been a career year thus far for the 2004 series champion. Busch has scored top-10 finishes in 14 of 17 races thus far, marking the most he’s recorded to start a season since 2010, when he had 10 top-10s through 17 starts. He’s […]

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Date: Nov. 2, 2014
Event: AAA Texas 500 (Round 34 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Winner: Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports in a green-white-checkered finish (Chevrolet)

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This Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth will bring about some pretty big changes for the No. 41 team. Starting this weekend, in preparation for the 2015 season, the mechanics, engineers and entire road crew for the No. 41 team will switch out with Danica Patrick’s team, and will now be led by crew chief Tony Gibson.

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Date: Oct. 26, 2014
Event: Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 (Round 33 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Martinsville (Va.) Speedway (.526-mile oval)
Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. of Hendrick Motorsports (Chevrolet)

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Date: Oct. 19, 2014
Event: Geico 500 (Round 32 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval)
Winner: Brad Keselowski of Team Penske in a green-white-checkered finish (Ford)

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Date: Oct. 11, 2014
Event: Bank of America 500 (Round 31 of 36)
Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Location: Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Winner: Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing (Chevrolet)

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