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Kurt Busch

Team: Stewart-Haas Racing-41
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/4/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 150

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Kurt Busch finished fourth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which is his fifth straight top-15 finish.
Busch has momentum on his side and that is important as he enters the playoffs. He can be erratic at times, but for the moment fantasy owners should start him with moderate confidence. Sep 9 - 11:13 PM

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Kurt Busch finished third in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, which matches his best finish on this track since he almost won in 2003.

The 2003 event was important because that was the race he and Ricky Craven crashed as they took the checkers. A third in 2010 is the only other time that he earned a top-five on this track.
Sep 3 - 10:33 PM

Kurt Busch has had a seesaw record at Bristol for the past six years and he ended the 2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on the high side of the seesaw.

In that span of races, Busch has finished outside the top 10 twice and inside that mark once in three-race arrays. That pattern repeated itself this week and Busch wound up fifth.
Aug 19 - 10:59 PM

Kurt Busch posted a lap of 126.287 mph and failed to advance to the final round of qualification at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. He will roll off the grid 25th.

The last time Busch qualified in this race was spring 2016. After rolling off the grid 26th, he climbed all the way to third at the end. He has not finished on the lead lap in two races since.
Aug 18 - 6:10 PM

In a week when the option for his 2018 contract expired with Stewart-Haas Racing, Kurt Busch finished sixth in the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International.

That was Busch’s 10th consecutive top-12 finish on a road course, which is significant because it shows consistency on this track type. He can be incredibly inconsistent on most other courses. Now the waiting came begins before fantasy owners know how stable his working conditions will be for the coming months.
Aug 6 - 7:07 PM

Late in the first practice session for the I Love New York 355 at Watkins Glen International, Kurt Busch spun in turn one and nipped the retaining wall.

Busch is one of the better road course racers in the field and so this is significant. His damage is not severe and will almost certainly not require a backup car.
Aug 5 - 10:58 AM

Kurt Busch finished eighth in the Overton's 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway., which snapped a two-race streak of DNFs.

Busch has been inconsistent this year. He has only one streak in which he finished outside the top 20 four times, but otherwise he has interspersed strong and weak result throughout the year.
Jul 16 - 8:15 PM

Kurt Busch finished seventh in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway after starting the day 17th.

That was the eighth consecutive time on a road course that he finished 12th or better. In pre-race coverage, we suggested he would be a decent value because of his consistency on this track type in spite of the fact that he can be a little uneven on other courses. He proved that prediction true.
Jun 25 - 7:32 PM

Kurt Busch had a seesaw Axalta Presents the Pocono 400 that saw him end on a high note in fourth.

Busch started the day fifth and we predicted he would probably lose ground. He did in the middle stages of the race and managed to spend only about 50 laps in the top-five. One of those circuits came when it mattered most, however; the last lap.
Jun 11 - 7:35 PM

Kurt Busch finished sixth in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was his fourth top-10 in the past six races.

None of these were top-fives, however, and that makes Busch a utilitarian pick as the final spot on selected rosters. His only top-five this season was a victory in the season-opening Daytona 500.
May 29 - 1:27 AM

Kurt Busch has the ninth-best three year average at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a 13.33 in his last six races.

As noted in this week’s Statistically Speaking column, he will move up the grid if he finishes anywhere near the top 10 this week because he has a five-race, top-10 streak going. He is likely to finish in the top 15 and that makes him a provisionally good value.
May 27 - 12:23 AM

Kurt Busch finished fourth in the All-star race. He was 2.27 seconds behind his brother Kyle Busch.

That was Busch’s third consecutive top-five finish and his fourth such result in the past five races.
May 20 - 9:44 PM

When the All-star race begins Saturday night, Kurt Busch will be the only driver in it with back-to-back top-five finishes.

Busch finished third in 2015 and fifth last year. He started his All-star career in 2002/2003 with back-to-back top-fives and he won in 2010.
May 20 - 3:16 PM

Kyle Busch won stage one of the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway and remained in contention most of the night. He finished fifth.

Busch had one of the cars to beat in the early stage of the race, but his handling faded at the end. On the multiple restarts that marred the end of the race, he was only able to hold his own while Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney could be much more aggressive.
May 14 - 12:34 AM

Kurt Busch finished sixth in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, which was his seventh top-10 in his last eight attempts on restrictor-plate, superspeedways.

Things did not look good for Busch at various stages of the race. He sustained some damage in the lap-169 accident, but it was not enough to keep him from drafting well. The top-10 could have been covered by a modest-sized tarp, so the difference between his finish and another win was minimal.
May 7 - 7:37 PM