Kurt Busch entered the Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard with the longest current top-10 streak of six. He finished eighth at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to keep that streak alive.
Kurt Busch tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the Sprint Cup Crown Royal Jeff Kyle 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kurt Busch swept the top 10 in New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s qualification in 2013—the last year he raced for Barney Visser. Last year he could manage to qualify no better than the eighth row, but he was back in top form this week with a sixth-place effort for the 5-Hour Energy 301.
Kurt Busch is the most recent winner on one of NASCAR’s flat tracks. He led 291 laps of the 400 that made up the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway and earned his way into the Chase with that victory.
Kurt Busch finished 10th in the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway and narrowly extended his streak of top-10s on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. This was his third consecutive finish of eighth through 10th.
Kurt Busch finished fifth in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway after starting the race 28th.
Kurt Busch picked off seven drivers in the final eight laps of the race, but he could not catch his brother Kyle in the final circuits. He finished second in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway after starting the race on the outside pole.
One of the tools used to determine a driver’s fantasy potential is the Fantasy Power Rankings (FPR), which is a combination of a driver’s finishing results and certain strength-based intangibles such as laps spent among the leaders and speed in traffic. This number reveals Kurt Busch has been second-strongest to teammate Kevin Harvick with a Ranking of 6.8 compared to Harvick’s 4.7. Martin Truex Jr. is the only other driver so far this season with an FPR of less than 10 (7.6).
Kurt Busch outlasted the rain and the competition to win the rain-shortened Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. It is his second victory of the season and takes away any doubt about him making the 2015 Chase.
Kurt Busch slammed the wall in turn four at Michigan International Speedway in practice for the Quicken Loans 400. He flattened the right-hand side and will need to go to a backup car.
Kurt Busch was well on his way to a top-10 finish last week at Dover International Speedway before getting clipped and sent hard into the wall. That was the only time all season that he failed to finish in the top 15. This week, he got back on track with a fifth-place finish in the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway.
Kurt Busch posted a lap of 177.599 mph for the Axalta 400 and will lead the field to green on Sunday.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest 10-lap average in the morning practice session with a speed of 156154.766 mph during his first 10 laps on the track.
Kurt Busch finished 10th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to keep his perfect streak of top-15s alive this season.