Kurt Busch will pilot Chassis No. 965 at Daytona in Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited. Built new for 2016, it will see its first laps of competition in the non-points exhibition race.
Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch will need to acquire charters from Michael Waltrip Racing to have one of NASCAR’s guaranteed 36 positions, according to NBC’s Dustin Long.
Denny Hamlin’s team was credited with having the best pit crew, based on a vote among fellow crew members at PitTalks.com. Kurt Busch received those honors when crew chiefs were polled, however. In either case, it is difficult to argue that the No. 11 and 41 teams consistently produced when it was crunch time.
Kurt Busch had a strong run in the middle of the 2015 season when he scored seven consecutive top-10s from Pocono Raceway’s June race through the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and that helped qualify him for the Chase. When the Cup was on the line, he nearly replicated that feat and finished in the top 10 in six of the last seven races.
Kurt Busch (#41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS) finished eighth in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kurt Busch finished eighth in the Ford EcoBoost 400, which was his sixth top-10 finish in the last seven races of the season.
Kurt Busch was an innocent victim in an accident triggered by Matt Kenseth driving across the nose of Brad Keselowski at Martinsville Speedway and that kept him out of the Championship Four. It also overshadows the five top-10s that he has earned in his last six races this season.
Kurt Busch lost the battle, but he may yet have won the war. He finished seventh in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and failed to advance to the final round of the Chase after sustaining crash damage three weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway, but his poise with the media was better than ever in his career.
Kurt Busch swept Saturday’s practice for the Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His top speed in final practice was 140.029 mph.
Kurt Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in the second practice session for the Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His best 10-lap average was 138.834 mph from laps 34 through 43.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest speed in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k with a speed of 139.627 mph. This backs up and confirms the outside pole he won on Friday.
Kurt Busch set a new Phoenix International Raceway track record in the second round of qualification for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500. His top speed of 142.982 mph beat the old record of 142.141, set by Joey Logano in this race last year.
Kurt Busch posted the third-fastest time overall and was the best among Chase contenders in Friday’s practice for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His top speed of 141.571 mph was 0.046 seconds slower than the leader Jimmie Johnson.
Kurt Busch did all he could to stay in contention at Texas Motor Speedway, but a seventh-place finish in the AAA 500 was not enough to elevate him above the cutoff mark to make the next round of the Chase. He currently sits 28 markers behind Martin Truex Jr. and 38 behind his teammate Kevin Harvick.