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Team: Stewart Haas Racing-41
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 150

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According to NBC’s Dustin Long, Kurt Busch’s final appeal was heard Saturday night and his indefinite suspension has been upheld. Long writes, "Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, refused to overturn NASCAR’s suspension of Busch on Saturday night. Moss’ decision is final and cannot be appealed within NASCAR’s jurisdiction."
There is no predetermined road to reinstatement, but NASCAR announced they will make it perfectly clear to Busch what he has to do to get back in any of NASCAR’s series. Regan Smith will replace Busch on Sunday and no determinations have been announced about the status of the team beyond this weekend. Feb 21 - 10:48 PM

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A Press conference is expected a 6:40 pm ET at Daytona International Speedway, but NASCAR has released a notice concerning Kurt Busch.

According to the statement, "given the serious nature of the finding and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch effective immediately. He Will not be allowed to race or participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice."
Feb 20 - 6:20 PM

Minutes after a report broke saying that a Delaware Family Court states there was evidence that Kurt Busch "committed an act of domestic violence," NASCAR has reportedly suspended the driver indefinitely.

This story is developing and NASCAR is expected to make an official statement momentarily. Regan Smith is expected to replace him in the Daytona 500.
Feb 20 - 5:40 PM

Kurt Busch has been crash prone in his recent Sprint Unlimited starts. He has failed to finish four of the last five races.

That is offset a little by his victory in 2011 and the fact that he posted the fastest speed in Friday’s practice.
Feb 14 - 11:07 AM

Kurt Busch posted the fastest lap in the first practice session for the Sprint Unlimited. In traffic, he recorded a lap of 200.749 mph and was the only driver to top the 200-mile mark.

Busch led Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kevin Harvick who were in the 199-mile range. Drivers were looking for comfort as well as speed and raw times is not necessarily predictive of who will run strong.
Feb 13 - 6:01 PM

If Kurt Busch decides to do "The Double" again in 2015, he has the blessing of teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart.

Busch, who became the first driver to attempt The Double in a decade this past May, is reportedly mulling over an encore performance for next Memorial Day weekend where he’d again race in the Indianapolis 500 in the early afternoon, hop a plane to Charlotte and then race in that evening’s Coca-Cola 600 for an encore.
Source: NBC Sports
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California has sent a letter to NASCAR chairman Brian France and executives at Stewart-Haas Racing calling for the suspension of Kurt Busch due to allegations of domestic abuse.

NASCAR responded they will "let the investigation be completed, and then we'll react." In the midst of this same controversy last week, Busch finished seventh in the Quicken Loans 500k.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Kurt Busch had a solid run at Phoenix International Raceway in the Quicken Loans 500k and finished seventh after recording the fourth-best average running position of 5.125.

Busch faded slightly at the end of the race, but he earned his third top-10 in the last four events. That is consistent enough to make him an attractive dark horse next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Kurt Busch qualified eighth for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k at Phoenix International Raceway, but his on track efforts are only a secondary story. As the weekend unfolded, it was reported Busch is the center of a domestic abuse investigation in Dover, DE.

Busch’s ex-girlfriend alleges that he choked her and slammed her against a wall. The investigation is in its early stages, but it will provide some distraction. Busch is a driver who runs well despite controversy, however.
Source: CNN
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Kurt Busch spent most of the day among the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway, recorded the seventh-best average running position (8.141), and finished eighth in the AAA Texas 500.

That was his third top-15 in the past four races and it is beginning to make him fantasy relevant. He has shown difficulty in sustaining streaks this year, but with only two races remaining he may be a good dark horse at Phoenix and Homestead.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Kurt Busch’s name did not get called very often during the Geico 500—and as it turned out that was a good thing. He stayed out of trouble and finished seventh.

Busch has been erratic and occasionally crash prone on plate tracks, so this was a fairly significant accomplishment. It was his first top-10 in the past five races of the season, but his second consecutive top-15. He may be turning his season back around.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Kurt Busch (No. 41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet SS) leads the second practice for the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 191.157 mph. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 11 Denny Hamlin, No. 4 Kevin Harvick and No. 27 Paul Menard round out the rest of the top five on the speed chart for this practice. Timmy Hill in the No. 33 was the slowest of the 43 cars out on the track.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:54:00 PM

Kurt Busch set a new track record at Charlotte, but his top speed of 198.771 mph was posted in the second round of qualification. In the pole round, he was able to run only 194.328 mph and lines up 11th for the Bank of America 500.

Busch found himself in a similar situation to Kasey Kahne who was fastest in round one, but loosened his car up too much to even advance to the round of 12 and starts 20th. In NASCAR’s new format, a driver has to peak at the right time.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 08:29:00 PM

After only four laps of practice for the Hollywood Casino 400, Kurt Busch spun off turn four of Kansas Speedway and landed in the frontstretch grass.

There was no apparent damage to his Chevrolet, but heavy rain overnight created a very soggy turf. Busch’s car dug in heavily and may have done some damage to the suspension.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Kurt Busch spent much of the AAA 400 hovering just inside and outside of the Chase cutoff like he was playing a version of musical chairs. When the melody stopped, he was one lap off the pace in 18th and six points behind 12th. He failed to advance to the Contender round of the playoffs.

Busch took a much bigger hit at New Hampshire two weeks ago when he cut a tire and slammed the wall. That was the fourth time in eight races that he sustained crash damage and he needs to stay out of any future incidents to be a good fantasy value.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:04:00 PM