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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Survive and Advance

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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), earned a 13th-place finish in the 2016 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, and a fifth-place finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. With those results, he is ranked 11th in the point standings and on somewhat solid ground heading into the first Chase cutoff race. All Busch needs to do […]

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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), 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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