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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend, Kurt Busch, the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will become a member of another elite club of drivers as he makes his 500th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Kurt Busch finished seventh at Richmond in the Federated Auto Parts 400 and that was significant for two reasons. It was his first top-10 that was not also a top-five and his third top-10 in the past five races.
Kurt Busch should be able to finish what he starts at Richmond. His last three efforts there ended within five positions of where he lined up on the grid.
If Kurt Busch finishes in the top 10 this week at Atlanta, it will be the first time since March that he posted consecutive finishes of that magnitude.
Kurt Busch will race chassis No. 760 at Atlanta. This car has been raced previously at Kansas in May and Indy in July.