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.
Kurt Busch was fastest in the morning session and he repeated that feat in final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During the afternoon his fastest laps was logged at 188.653 mph during the heat of the day.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session with a speed of 192.644 mph, which was significantly faster than his qualification speed of 191.714 mph that landed him 14th on the grid.
Kurt Busch won Segment 4 (of 5) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Busch may have posted the fastest single lap in practice for the all-star race, but his brother Kurt had the quickest 10-lap time. His average was 185.338 mph from his laps 28 through 37.
Kurt Busch has alternated top-10s and sub-10th-place finishes in his last seven all-star races. He finished third and first in 2009/2010 and was eighth and fifth in 2012/2013. He finished 11th last year, so if the pattern holds he is due another strong run this week.
After 400 miles and a two-hour rain delay, Kurt Busch finished precisely where he started in the SpongeBob 400 at Kansas Speedway. He rolled off the grid eighth and finished eighth.
Kurt Busch led the most laps in the Toyota Owners 400 and won in dominant fashion. After missing the first three races of the season to suspension, he is now in Chase contention.