Kurt Busch posted the second-quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Food City 500. His top speed was 125.158 mph in his first 10 laps on the track. He also had the fourth-fastest single lap of 126.088 during his fourth trip around the track.
Kurt Busch posted a lap of 193.847 mph in the final round of qualification for the Duck Commander 500 and won the pole for Saturday night’s race.
Kurt Busch sat out the first three races of the season when he was suspended by NASCAR. He returned and challenged for victories at Phoenix and Auto Club.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in final practice with a speed of 97.098 mph. Busch also reportedly had the second quickest 10-lap average.
Kurt Busch led 65 laps including the white flag one, but was passed by first Brad Keselowski and then Kevin Harvick on the final circuit. Busch finished third, which was his second straight top-five since returning from suspension.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap of final practice with a speed of 184.971 mph.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Auto Club 400 with a lap of 187.115 mph. He also reportedly had the best five- and 10-lap averages, posted the fastest time in Friday’s practice, and won the pole for this event.
Kurt Busch posted a lap of 185.142 mph. His teammate Kevin Harvick posted the second fastest lap and will roll off the grid on the outside of the front row with a speed of 185.047 mph.
Kurt Busch picked up where he left off at Phoenix and posted the fastest speed in Friday’s practice session. His top lap was recorded at 186.741 mph, which was 0.282 seconds faster than second-place Denny Hamlin.
Kurt Busch finished fifth at Phoenix in his first Cup race back from suspension.
Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session. His top speed of 136.768 mph was 0.075 seconds faster than Brad Keselowski.
NASCAR has reinstated Kurt Busch and declared that he is eligible for the Chase in spite of not competing in every race. Stewart-Haas Racing has announced Busch will be in the car at Phoenix this week.
Car owner Gene Haas says he does not know if or when NASCAR will reinstate Kurt Busch, but once Busch is reinstated, Haas wants to know if the driver will be eligible for the championship.
According to NBC’s Dustin Long, Kurt Busch’s final appeal was heard Saturday night and his indefinite suspension has been upheld. Long writes, "Bryan Moss, the National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer, refused to overturn NASCAR’s suspension of Busch on Saturday night. Moss’ decision is final and cannot be appealed within NASCAR’s jurisdiction."