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Kurt Busch Wins His First Race in the “First State”. Busch climbs in the standings while Top 8 separated by just 15 points; Sprint Cup Championship tickets on. Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race on Sunday the final qualifying event for next week's finale at Homestead-Miami Kurt Busch also had been penalized early in the race for passing the pace car Here's how you can meet the Budweiser Clydesdales in Las Vegas. Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, ), is an American professional stock car racing driver. NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion . On July 27, , three years to the day of them meeting on a blind date, they .. Penske decided that Busch's altercation at Homestead-Miami Speedway was the last.
Going with right-side tires only on the Lap pit stop, the 7. However, contact made with the No. The rubbing between the two cars bent in the sheet metal on the left-front side of the car. Even after Kasey Kahne got a close-up view of the damage and judged that it was questionable about the clearance between the tire and sheet metal, the No. That decision would bite Busch only four laps later as the tire in question did go flat.
Busch made contact with the outside wall before he could finally bring his Dodge Charger onto pit road.NASCAR Classics: 2004 Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway - NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Busch's problems brought out another caution and allowed his team to make appropriate repairs to remain three laps down to the leaders. After losing third gear during the following restart, Busch was back up to 37th and only two laps down to leader Matt Kenseth when Reed Sorenson spun in Turn 2 to cause the sixth yellow flag period of the night.
After going up four rounds on the track bar during the pit stops under the caution, Busch was hoping to just finish the remaining laps and avoid posting another DNF in what has been a most difficult season for the team.
Only four laps after the Lap restart, Busch had yet another flat and careened into the outside wall to bring out the seventh yellow flag of the race. The team was forced to spend a lengthy visit to pit road in order to repair the right-side damage to their car. After returning to action, Busch radioed in that he had lost fourth gear, in effect relegating him to the garage area due to the transmission woes. Scott McNair, checked him out in the team's transporter after retiring from the competition.
Johnson was able to mount a charge to a 15th-place finish and he won his third consecutive Sprint Cup championship by a point advantage over Edwards. Ryan Newman, competing in his final race as Busch's teammate driving the No.
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This also marked Furniture Row Racing's first ever appearance in the Chase. At Chicagoland, Busch opened the Chase with a fourth-place finish. He then had a 13th-place finish at New Hampshire. At Dover, Busch finished 21st, three laps down, after he had to pit for a loose wheel.
At Kansas, Busch was forced to start at the rear of the field when he crashed in practice and had to bring out a backup car. He managed to work his way through the field to finish second. This brought Busch up to ten top-five and fifteen top-ten finishes over 30 races. Busch would go on to finish tenth in the final standings. Also inBusch planned to drive the No.
Team co-owner Gene Haas stated he would fund Busch's ride exclusively.
He led a bit of the race after Jimmie Johnson blew a tire with 7 laps to go. He led on the restart against teammate Tony Stewart but lost the lead on the final lap after allowing Kyle Busch to slip past and win. The next week at the STPon lap 43, Busch collided with Brad Keselowski on pit road during a caution, causing massive damage to Keselowski's car.
There would be several instances of beating and banging between the two drivers after Keselowski's car was repaired and came out of the garage. By the end of the race, Busch was battling Jimmie Johnson for the lead in the final 27 laps.
Busch took the lead with 11 laps remaining, and kept it to win his first race sinceand first at Martinsville since Because of energy absorbing walls, Busch was uninjured, but waved angrily towards Bowyer under caution and showed discontent with Bowyer in post-race ceremonies.
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In regards to the incident with Bowyer, Busch said "That was a terrible way to end what could have been a decent night. We struggled at times to get the balance of the Haas Automation Chevrolet right, but we kind of found our spot just past the halfway point and made slight adjustments the rest of the way.
We called for a two-tire stop at the end hoping to gain some track position, but it seemed like everyone had the same idea. We gained a little, but the guys behind us all had four tires. I tried to hold them off the best I could, but someone Bowyer moved me out of their way and it ruined our night. I hate it for the team, but we keep learning each week and we will get better.
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At Pocono Busch qualified third. He led 5 laps throughout the race and ran in the top five all day long. He ultimately finished third; his best finish since his win at Martinsville. At Daytona Busch qualified 42nd; despite this Busch led the most laps. However he got passed by Aric Almirola on lap In an interview a disappointed Busch said "I didn't do my job.
Third is good but I wanted to win.
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Busch elected not to appeal the penalty. Since Daytona Busch did much better. He had a top five finish at Pocono and Watkins Glen. Knost was given to Busch's teammate Danica Patrick. With Gibson as his new crew chief, Kurt did significantly better, qualifying his remaining races in the top ten. His best finish in a race during the Chase was seventh twice-at Talladega and Phoenix.
At the second Budweiser Duel, he was running second behind Jimmie Johnson with nine laps to go. He went below the yellow line by accident and improved his spot. He was given a stop-and-go-penalty by officials which sent him to the back of the field for the final results. The accusation came after the couple split up and she came to the Dover track and let herself into his motor coach without permission using Busch's personal entrance code.
Driscoll is now under federal indictment for fraud and misusing charitable donations for personal gain. At Auto Club, Busch won the pole and led the most laps 65before being bumped back to third due to a last lap pass by Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick. NASCAR denied the allegations but not before controversy broke out for the next few days following the race. He faded to the tail end of the field mid-way. He briefly got penalized for moving lanes before the restart, but 20 laps later officials rescinded the penalty.
Busch later took the checkers after a dominating performance at Richmond. Battling Justin Allgaier and Jamie McMurray for the win during the final laps, Busch pulled away to win the race, his first win of the season. Busch's second win came in a rain-shortened Michigan race. Busch would finish 8th in championship points despite missing the first three races of the season, scoring 21 top 10s and 3 poles. However, he was given the pole position for the former at Atlanta because his brother, Kyle Buschearned that spot in qualifying but started dead-last after his time was disallowed due to failing post-qualifying inspection.
He got his first and only victory of the season at Pocono, ironically the only race of the season when his crew chief Tony Gibson was suspended.
Busch had a very consistent season, breaking a record for most consecutive lead-lap finishes to start the year. His streak ended, however, when he got his first DNF of the season during the 23rd race at Bristol after suffering contact from Joey Logano. He remained in top ten in points throughout the year and finished 7th in the championship standings.
Busch started off the season with the pole at Texas. He repeated this again at Michigan and New Hampshire. Busch would get his first win of the season in the night race at Bristolsnapping a race winless streak and locking him in the Playoffs.
His consistency had advanced him as far as the Round of 8 of the Playoffs before he was eliminated at Phoenix due to a late crash with Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott.
Busch finished the season seventh in the points standings. As he signed a one-year deal with the team, it is believed this will be his final full-time season in NASCAR competition. He made his drag racing competition debut on March 10 at the 42nd annual Tire Kingdom Gatornationals in Gainesville.
On March 12,Busch qualified in the Pro Stock field, and made his first professional drag racing Elimination-round start on March 13, losing to Erica Enders by 0. Ford, Busch's manufacturer in Winston Cup at the time, were CART's exclusive engine supplier, and the test was merely for fun rather than evaluation.
Driving a car fielded for Michel Jourdain, Jr. Busch did not comment on whether or not he was preparing for Indianapolis In January he insisted that he is interested in competing at the Indianapolis Busch started 12th in the Indy