Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. His top lap of 128.969 mph was set about midway through the session.
In the first 16 races of this season, Kurt Busch finished 13th or better in all but one race; he was 30th at Auto Club Speedway. In the last six races, he finished outside the top 20 twice and worse than 15th once, which means three of his four worst results have come since the beginning of July.
The Busch Brothers started the Pennsylvania 400 on the same row in 15th and 16th. The finished nose to tail as well, with Kyle posting a ninth and Kurt finishing 10th.
Kyle and Kurt Busch both failed to advance to the third and final round of qualification. Kyle posted a lap of 177.054 mph while Kurt was marginally better with a 177.183. Kyle starts the Pennsylvania 400 16th; Kurt will line up 15th.
At Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch finished outside the top 15 for the third time in the past four races. He was 16th in the Crown Royal Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard after starting 11th.
Kurt Busch enters the New Hampshire 301 with a five-race streak of top-15 finishes on flat tracks. His worst result in that span was a 13th at Martinsville Speedway this spring, but he offset that with a victory in the Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway last month.
Kurt Busch was forced to go to the back of the grid to start the Quaker State 400 by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway, but his place-differential was based on his official starting position of third. Everyone knew it would take a little strategy and a lot of speed to finish in the top 10. Busch surpassed expectations with a fourth-place finish.
Kurt Busch spun and made contact with the Kentucky Speedway wall late in practice for the Quaker State 400. The damage was significant enough to cause the team to go to a backup.
Kurt Busch went from challenging for a top-five to finishing 23rd—the last car on the lead lap—when he was spun by Joey Logano in turn four at Daytona International Speedway in the Coke Zero 400.
Kurt Busch scored his 10th consecutive top-10 of 2016 at Sonoma Raceway in the Toyota / Save Mart 350, but just barely so. He finished the race 10th after starting fourth. That was the second straight race in which he finished 10th after also fairing that well at Michigan International Speedway.
Kurt Busch finished 10th in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway to narrowly keep his current streak of nine top-10s alive.
After being told he was two laps short on fuel, Kurt Busch coasted through the corners and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in route to Victory Lane at Pocono Raceway in the Axalta 400. This is the first win of the season for the No. 41.
Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch posted the fastest two laps in final practice for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. Kyle’s speed was 176.901 mph; Kurt clocked in at 176.800.
Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger will lose their respective crew chiefs for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway after Tony Gibson (from the No. 41) and Randall Burnett (No. 47) were found guilty of not tightening all of the lugnuts on their wheels in the Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.