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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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With weather in the area, Busch might not be able to overcome this setback.
With weather in the area, Busch might not be able to overcome this setback. Apr 15 - 4:04 PM

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Kurt Busch got loose off turn two in Final Practice for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway and crashed along the backstretch. He will roll out a backup for Sunday’s race.

Busch is going to have to drop to the back of the pack to start the race – and that means he will give up his second-place position. His place differential will be based on a second-place start and he is going to struggle to earn positive points.
Apr 14 - 11:56 AM

Kurt Busch laid down a lap of 128.804 m.p.h. and will line up on the outside of the front row alongside his brother Kyle.

Busch had the fastest single lap in round two of qualification, but he slipped to his brother by .002 seconds. That’s about as close to a tie as it gets.
Apr 13 - 5:39 PM

Kurt Busch posted a lap of 129.657 m.p.h. with Kyle recording a 129.456 m.p.h. lap to land third and fourth on the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway speed chart in the first practice session.

That is notable because both of the drivers were listed as one’s to watch in this week’s NASCAR America Fantasy Live preview. Ryan Blaney and Erik Jones went faster, but the Busch brothers have 11 poles between them and still have to be considered favorites.
Apr 13 - 1:02 PM

As expected, Kurt Busch finished in the top 10, but outside the top five with a seventh-place finish in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

We almost changed our mind after he won the pole, but with stiff competition from his teammate Kevin Harvick and brother Kyle Busch, we decided Kurt might get shuffled back at the end of the race. The driver of the No. 41 ran well at stages and is capable of winning when the cautions fall the right way; he is not yet ready to dominate, however.
Apr 8 - 6:38 PM

Kyle Busch won segment two of the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

With four laps to go in the stage, Kyle chased his brother down to grab the stage win. Busch was one of the drivers we said could challenge the Stewart-Haas Racing teammates.
Apr 8 - 3:58 PM

Kurt Busch outpaced the field in round one of qualification with a speed of 197.368 m.p.h. and outlasted the weather. He will lead the field to green this Sunday.

The Stewart-Haas Racing trio of Busch, Kevin Harvick, and Clint Bowyer topped the leaderboard in practice and they backed that up in this round – which set the lineup after lightning put a halt to time trials. Busch is likely to fade to the bottom side of the top 10 before the checkers wave.
Apr 6 - 7:00 PM

In his last seven starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch has scored six top-15s.

Busch’s six top-15s in the past seven races at Texas is noteworthy, but it should also be pointed out that he has not earned a single top-five in that span. Discounting his 20th in fall 2016, most of his results have ended in a narrow range of seventh to 14th and that is where fantasy owners can expect him to land this week.
Apr 6 - 2:38 PM

Kurt Busch posted the fastest single lap in Friday’s practice for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway with a speed of 196.200 m.p.h.

Busch’s top speed landed him above Kevin Harvick (195.943) and Clint Bowyer (195.426) as the three fastest drivers in the first session. Teammate Aric Almirola posted a lap of 194.503 m.p.h., which put him 10th on the chart. It is a fair bet that the pole will go to one of the Stewart-Haas Racing drivers.
Apr 6 - 2:04 PM

Four of Kurt Busch’s six races in 2018 have ended in a narrow range of eighth through 14th.

The two races in which Busch did not land in that narrow range were events that he failed to finish with crash damage. That makes him an easy driver to handicap; predictability increases his fantasy value.
Mar 29 - 2:09 PM

Kurt Busch has lost place-differential points in 14 of his last 16 races.

Dating back to last year’s regular season finale at Richmond International Raceway when he dropped only one spot from third to fourth, Busch has fallen hard and lost place-differential points in 88 percent of his starts. Since the 2017 playoffs began, he has amassed an average finish of only 19.5.
Mar 21 - 1:40 PM

Stewart-Haas Racing placed all four of their drivers in the top 10 in Saturday morning’s practice for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Harvick topped the leaderboard at 186.075 mph and his speed was confirmed by third-place Kurt Busch (184.431), 10th-place Clint Bowyer (183.132), and Aric Almirola in 11th (183.118).
Mar 17 - 1:59 PM

Kurt Busch beat the field in a one-race shootout at the end of stage one and scored a bonus points for the stage win in the TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

Busch was one of five drivers who did not pit during the caution for Chris Buescher’s accident. The gamble paid off for him, Brad Keselowski, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr, who stole bonus points for the end of the stage by finishing first through third.
Mar 11 - 5:18 PM

Kurt Busch entered Ingenuity Sun Media Raceway last year with a five-race streak of top-10s on this track, but he could muster only a pair of 20-something finishes.

Busch came out of the gate strong this year with a solid run at Daytona International Speedway and a top-10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He ran well in the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last week, but crashed. That might have robbed him of his momentum, so he should be considered a race day decision.
Mar 7 - 5:35 PM

Kurt Busch drove Chase Elliott into the wall on a restart with 83 laps to go and crashed both drivers out of the Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Busch drove through turn four with too much speed, lost control, and collected Elliott—who was an innocent bystander. Both drivers will retire and earn minimal points.
Mar 4 - 5:54 PM