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Team: Stewart Haas Racing-41
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 150

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Kurt Busch picked off seven drivers in the final eight laps of the race, but he could not catch his brother Kyle in the final circuits. He finished second in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway after starting the race on the outside pole.
After finishing third last August at Watkins Glen International, Busch now has back-to-back top-fives and four top-10s in his last five road course races. He will be highly regarded at the Glen later this year. Jun 28 - 6:40 PM

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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).

Busch has backed that up with an almost perfect record of top-15s. Among those strong runs are five top-fives (42 percent of his starts) and seven top-10s (58%)—making him an all-around solid fantasy pick.
Jun 18 - 2:32 PM

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.

The red flag on lap 138 was the fourth stoppage in a race that included a 65-lap green flag segment in the middle of the event. Busch’s first win of the season came in his sixth start at Richmond International Raceway.
Jun 14 - 6:22 PM

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.

Busch was running 14th on the speed chart at the time and has been favored to earn a top-15 finish. The backup will be just as stout and he still has Saturday’s practices to overcome this setback.
Jun 12 - 12:28 PM

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.

As consistent as Busch has been, he has not always been the strongest driver in the field. His top-five this week may reestablish him as a frontrunner since it snaps a four-race streak outside that mark.
Jun 7 - 5:33 PM

Kurt Busch posted a lap of 177.599 mph for the Axalta 400 and will lead the field to green on Sunday.

This is his second pole at Pocono Raceway. His first came in the 2011 5-Hour Energy 500, which the name and distance for this race at the time. He finished second in that race, and that bodes well for his handicap this week. Busch also has five outside poles and he finished in the top-three in all but one of those events.
Jun 5 - 5:52 PM

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.

Busch was not very strong in qualification and rolls off the grid 13th, but he seems to be a driver who needs to find his rhythm. He should be considered a favorite to finish in the top 10 on the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
May 30 - 2:18 PM

Kurt Busch finished 10th in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway to keep his perfect streak of top-15s alive this season.

Busch has completed all but one lap in the nine races he started in 2015 and that came at Bristol Motor Speedway because of crash damage. He has been one of the most reliable fantasy picks and will remain so for the foreseeable future.
May 25 - 10:01 AM

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.

Drivers have to make the transition from day to night, which means the track undergoes many changes. The ability to adjust is a big key to success, so Busch leading both sessions is a high recommendation.
May 23 - 2:07 PM

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.

Busch has plenty of time to climb up the order on Sunday night and he has been one of the best values in every unrestricted, intermediate speedway race this year. He is highly recommended to fantasy owners.
May 23 - 11:04 AM

Kurt Busch won Segment 4 (of 5) in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The No. 41 Chevrolet SS driver entered the race 16th in the lineup. Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne round out the rest of the top five in this segment. Final Segment 5 is a 10-lap shootout.
May 16 - 11:09 PM

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.

The all-star race gets broken into segments and long green flag runs can be hard to maintain, but Busch’s record in recent races suggest he will more than likely finish among the top 10.
May 15 - 3:53 PM

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.

Better still, Busch has been one of the primary competitors to Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. He could easily earn his second all-star win on Saturday.
May 15 - 1:36 PM

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.

Busch led 20 laps of the contest, but had a fairly quiet day overall. With a win under his belt and a top-16 position in the points, he did earned well for his fantasy owners. So far in 2015, Busch has swept the top 15.
May 10 - 9:25 AM

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.

Busch came close to winning in his first two races back at Phoenix International Raceway and Auto Club Speedway with a fifth and third respectively. He has been a fantasy favorite every week and final earned maximum points.
Apr 26 - 4:29 PM