Bush Finishes 24th at Fontana

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Date: March 26, 2017 Event: Auto Club 400 (Round 5 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California (2-mile oval) Format: 200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps) Start/Finish: 15th/24th (Running, completed 201 of 202 laps) Point Standing: 14th (118 points, 125 out of first) Race Winner: Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing in overtime (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60): ● Kurt Busch started 15th, finished 24th. ● Battled […]

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Busch Finishes 25th at Phoenix

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Date: March 19, 2017 Event: Camping World 500k (Round 4 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Phoenix International Raceway (1-mile oval) Format: 312 laps, broken into three stages (75 laps/75 laps/162 laps) Start/Finish: 11th/25th (Running, completed 314 of 314 laps) Point Standing: 9th (105 points, 79 out of first) Race Winner: Ryan Newman of Richard Childress Racing in overtime (Chevrolet) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-75): ● Kurt Busch started 11th, finished 18th. ● Battled a loose-handling condition […]

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (March 13, 2017) – Growing up in Las Vegas, Kurt Busch spent the early years of his career competing at tracks along the West Coast. And when he wasn’t behind the wheel of his racecar, the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation/Monster Energy Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) traveled to area tracks to take in races as a spectator. Throughout the 1990s, Busch regularly made the trek to Phoenix International Raceway just to have the […]

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Kurt Busch’s Ford Engine

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Written By Liz Allison NASCAR racing has evolved many times since the birth of the sport in 1948. Driving your car straight from your garage to compete on the sandy beaches of Daytona Beach, Florida has become extinct as the 6th generation “stock cars” of today have hit their stride. “What wins on Sunday, sells on Monday” was the mantra for stock car enthusiasts during those times. Why? Because the same car that won the Southern 500 was available at […]

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Kurt Busch–A League of His Own

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KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (Feb. 28, 2017) – For the first time in his 17-year Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career, Kurt Busch is undefeated. Having won Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, his first in the “Great American Race,” Busch is boasting a perfect 1-0 record. To be fair, there is still a lot of racing to go – 35 points-paying events to be exact – but that hasn’t stopped the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champ from […]

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Kurt Busch Wins 59th Running of Daytona 500

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Date: Feb. 26, 2017 Event: 59th Daytona 500 (Round 1 of 36) Series: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Location: Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) Format: 200 laps, broken into three stages (60 laps/60 laps/80 laps) Start/Finish: 8th/1st (Running, completed 200 of 200 laps) Point Standing: 1st (56 points, 12 ahead of second) Race Winner: Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing (Ford) Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60): • Kurt Busch brought the No. 41 to pit road during green-flag conditions on […]

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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 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City fresh off an eighth-place finish in Sunday’s 500-mile race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. A respectable start to the Round of 12 in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, but an even stronger one given the big picture. It was a race in which […]

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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 Sunday’s rain-postponed Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway after spending most of the race trying to rally from behind. Busch overcame a 23rd-place starting position, issues with being blocked in his box on pit road and an ill-handling racecar to earn his 19th top-10 result of 2016 and his 11th top-10 in 33 […]

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It’s About Time

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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 12 drivers whose championship dreams continue as the field of 16 drivers eligible for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship was trimmed to 12 following Sunday’s 400-mile race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. For Busch, a second championship in NASCAR’s premier series is something that has eluded him for 11 seasons. It’s not that he hasn’t been […]

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Busch Finishes 15th at Dover

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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), finished 15th in the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway on Sunday after a trying day battling handling issues. Teams were at a loss for valuable data throughout the weekend due to inconsistent weather on Friday and Saturday. Rain interrupted the first practice session, and both qualifying and final practice were canceled entirely. Busch started 11th […]

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