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June 6, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR on Monday suspended Kurt Busch 1 week for verbally abusing a media member. NASCAR said Busch's behavior after Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover was in violation of the probation he was placed on after an incident last month at Darlington. Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR and placed on probation through July 25 for reckless driving on pit road, and a postrace altercation with Ryan Newman's crew members.  
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June 6, 2012 | STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
DAVID REUTIMANN will replace suspended driver Kurt Busch at Pocono Raceway, but Busch's future with Phoenix Racing appears murky, at best. Busch was suspended by NASCAR on Monday for verbally abusing a reporter following the Nationwide Series race at Dover. NASCAR said his behavior was in violation of the probation Busch was placed on last month. Phoenix owner James Finch said their partnership will be on a race-by-race basis going forward. "Here's the deal: Quit wrecking the cars, get a good finish, be nice to people.
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April 4, 2014
KURT BUSCH, mystery man? Has Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Cup series champion, finally matured, or will he suddenly go off if he encounters adversity? Busch is with his fourth Cup series team. It's not unusual for top drivers to change teams once or even twice during their careers. But landing with a fourth team when you're only 35 is excessive. When Busch left Roush Fenway a year after winning his title, the prevailing opinion there was "good riddance. " He was dismissed from Penske Racing following the 2011 season after he was heard cursing at a TV crew.
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September 1, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Kurt Busch, the hottest driver in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series over the last two months, won the pole for the Sharp Aquos 500 at California Speedway in Fontana, his first pole since October 2006 in Martinsville, Va. Busch, the first driver to win a title under the Chase format in 2004, goes into tomorrow's race with a solid 157-point lead over 13th-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. Busch turned a fast lap of 182.399 m.p.h. on the two-mile oval to barely beat reigning Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, at 182.394.
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December 23, 2011
Driver Kurt Busch has a new ride. NASCAR's most polarizing figure said Thursday that he'll drive the No. 51 car for Phoenix Racing and owner James Finch for the entire 2012 Sprint Cup season. "After entertaining a lot of quality offers, there's no better place for me," he said in a statement. Busch has won 24 Sprint Cup races, as well as the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Finch, who celebrated his 20th year as a NASCAR team owner in 2011, says, "all we want to do is win" and with Busch "we have a shot every week.
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July 3, 2008 | by Bill Fleischman For the Daily News
For a week at least, Pat Tryson is the smartest crew chief in NASCAR. Late in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire, Tryson instructed driver Kurt Busch to stay on the track while several front-running cars made pit stops under caution. Busch was 18th when the yellow flag was waved. By the restart, with 23 laps to go, Busch had gained the lead. Two laps later, a crash involving Clint Bowyer brought out another yellow. Then heavy rain forced NASCAR officials to red-flag the race.
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March 13, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
KURT BUSCH is off NASCAR's suspended list and he'll return to racing Sunday at Phoenix. NASCAR lifted Busch's suspension yesterday after the Delaware attorney general decided last week not to charge the 2004 Sprint Cup champion, who was accused of domestic violence by Patricia Driscoll, his former girlfriend. Busch countered Driscoll's charges by calling her "a trained assassin. " He also completed some of the steps in NASCAR's mandated recovery program. "It's been a humbling experience, but it's made me more focused and determined," Busch said yesterday on a conference call.
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August 30, 2013 | By Bill Fleischman, For the Daily News
KURT BUSCH has grown up. Finally, at age 35. During the Tuesday news conference announcing Busch will be the fourth driver for Stewart-Haas Racing next year, he referred to himself as "an undiscovered punk" when Jack Roush signed him to drive in the Camping World Truck Series. "I didn't know where the brake pedal was, apparently, because I ran into everything," Busch said. "By the end of my first truck season [2000], I'm running Cup cars. " Four years later, Busch won the Sprint Cup title with a lot of punk still in him. "It's easy as a 25-year-old to say you know everything, that you can do everything by yourself," he said.
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August 29, 2013 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
KURT BUSCH'S reputation precedes him at Stewart-Haas Racing, and evidently that's a good thing. Busch's temper has cost him a couple of rides with top teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. This year, however, he has calmed down and done remarkable job of having the No. 78 team on the verge of the Chase. With two races remaining before the Chase starts, Busch is 12th in points, six points behind 10th-place driver Joey Logano. Yesterday, as expected, Busch was introduced as the driver of a fourth Stewart-Haas Racing car for next year.
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June 7, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch pulled into a pit stall with time to spare in the final qualifying round, and when it ended, he exchanged a high-five and hug with each member of his team. After Kevin Harvick finished with the best lap time in the first two qualifying rounds, Busch, driving the No. 41 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, took the pole position for the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 with a time of 50.676 seconds in the decisive final round at Pocono Raceway. Joining Busch on the front row Sunday will be Carl Edwards, with Martin Truex Jr. right behind in third.
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June 7, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
LONG POND, Pa. - Kurt Busch pulled into a pit stall with time to spare in the final qualifying round, and when it ended, he exchanged a high-five and hug with each member of his team. After Kevin Harvick finished with the best lap time in the first two qualifying rounds, Busch, driving the No. 41 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, took the pole position for the Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 with a time of 50.676 seconds in the decisive final round at Pocono Raceway. Joining Busch on the front row Sunday will be Carl Edwards, with Martin Truex Jr. right behind in third.
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May 22, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
ONCE AGAIN, it's time for The Greatest Day in Sports: the Indianapolis 500 Sunday afternoon followed by the Coca-Cola 600 at night . . . 1,100 miles of racin' . . . For race fans, this is the real Super Sunday. The 99th Indy 500 is scheduled for noon (6ABC). The Coca-Cola 600 will be on Fox 29 at 6 p.m. For Formula One fans, the day begins with the Monaco Grand Prix (7:30 a.m., NBC10). The 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway marks Kyle Busch's return to Sprint Cup racing following his recuperation from injuries suffered in a crash Feb. 21 in an Xfinity series race at Daytona.
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May 1, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
THE RIGHT crew chief at the right time. That's the Tony Gibson-Kurt Busch pairing. Although he's only 50, Gibson is one of the few remaining old-school crew chiefs in NASCAR. He has been crew chief for Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman, Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip and Bill Elliott. Gibson's NASCAR career goes all the way back to 1992 when he was car chief and mechanic for the late Alan Kulwicki, the '92 Cup series champion. With three races remaining last season, Gibson moved from Patrick's team to Busch's.
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March 27, 2015
KEVIN HARVICK'S nickname is "The Closer" for his ability to seize leads near the end of races and win. Brad Keselowski could be "Closer II" (or maybe "Kloser II") following his victory Sunday in California. The California race report will read Keselowski led only the final lap. Actually, he paced only a little more than half the final lap, but all anyone cares about is which driver takes the checkered flag. A win is a win. Until Keselowski surged to the front, it appeared the winner would be either Kurt Busch or Kevin Harvick.
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March 20, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
FOUR RACES into the Sprint Cup season and Tony Stewart's best finish is 30th. What? Are we talking about Tony "Smoke" Stewart, a three-time Cup series champion, one of the most skilled race-car drivers in the world finishing races back in the pack with also-rans? Regrettably, we are. Meanwhile, his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick is winning races (two) and extending his remarkable streak of top-two finishes to seven in a row over two seasons. (The last driver with seven consecutive top-two finishes was Richard Petty, in 1975.)
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March 13, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Columnist
KURT BUSCH is off NASCAR's suspended list and he'll return to racing Sunday at Phoenix. NASCAR lifted Busch's suspension yesterday after the Delaware attorney general decided last week not to charge the 2004 Sprint Cup champion, who was accused of domestic violence by Patricia Driscoll, his former girlfriend. Busch countered Driscoll's charges by calling her "a trained assassin. " He also completed some of the steps in NASCAR's mandated recovery program. "It's been a humbling experience, but it's made me more focused and determined," Busch said yesterday on a conference call.
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February 27, 2015 | By Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Columnist
CAREER-THREATENING troubles and a terrifying crash: The brothers Busch almost overshadowed the latest Daytona 500 race. Fortunately for NASCAR, Joey Logano won a riveting race Sunday. The front row and several rows behind it roaring along three-wide at 200 mph is hold-your-breath racing. Kurt Busch, 36, was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR on Friday after a Delaware Family Court commissioner released his ruling that Busch committed an act of domestic violence against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.
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September 30, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
DOVER, Del. - Give a NASCAR "Attaboys!" to the Daring Dozen, the 12 Chasers who move on to the Contender Round. Following Jeff Gordon's victory yesterday in the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the 12 are Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Kasey Kahne. Their points are all reset at 3,000 prior to the next three races. Give a pat on the back and "good try, y'all" to the four who are eliminated from title contention: Kurt Busch, A.J. Allmendinger, Greg Biffle and Aric Almirola.
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June 1, 2014 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News fleiscb@phillynews.com
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch was munching on a healthy snack food in his race team's transporter yesterday at Dover International Speedway. "What, no beet juice?" he was asked. "Not today," Busch replied. "That stuff tastes like purple chalk. " While Busch was training for his Indianapolis/Charlotte doubleheader last Sunday, beet juice was included in his nutritional plan. Busch finished an impressive sixth in his Indy 500 debut. Engine trouble in his No. 41 Chevrolet relegated him to a 40th-place finish in the Coca-Cola 600. So, how did he feel the first few days after Indy and Charlotte?
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May 23, 2014
LOYAL READERS know what's coming this time of year. Sunday is . . . wait, wait . . . the greatest day in sports: the Indianapolis 500 followed by the Coca-Cola 600 . . . 1,100 miles of racing. Begin the day with the Formula One race from Monaco and you can watch racing from morning until night. Full disclosure: I won't watch every lap. Asked yesterday on an NBC Sports conference call about anyone who watches every lap of all three races, F1 play-by-play voice Leigh Diffey, said, "They'd clearly not be married.
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