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

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If Kurt Busch decides to do "The Double" again in 2015, he has the blessing of teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart.
Busch, who became the first driver to attempt The Double in a decade this past May, is reportedly mulling over an encore performance for next Memorial Day weekend where he’d again race in the Indianapolis 500 in the early afternoon, hop a plane to Charlotte and then race in that evening’s Coca-Cola 600 for an encore. Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:47:00 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier from California has sent a letter to NASCAR chairman Brian France and executives at Stewart-Haas Racing calling for the suspension of Kurt Busch due to allegations of domestic abuse.

NASCAR responded they will "let the investigation be completed, and then we'll react." In the midst of this same controversy last week, Busch finished seventh in the Quicken Loans 500k.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Kurt Busch had a solid run at Phoenix International Raceway in the Quicken Loans 500k and finished seventh after recording the fourth-best average running position of 5.125.

Busch faded slightly at the end of the race, but he earned his third top-10 in the last four events. That is consistent enough to make him an attractive dark horse next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Kurt Busch qualified eighth for the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k at Phoenix International Raceway, but his on track efforts are only a secondary story. As the weekend unfolded, it was reported Busch is the center of a domestic abuse investigation in Dover, DE.

Busch’s ex-girlfriend alleges that he choked her and slammed her against a wall. The investigation is in its early stages, but it will provide some distraction. Busch is a driver who runs well despite controversy, however.
Source: CNN
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Kurt Busch spent most of the day among the top 10 at Texas Motor Speedway, recorded the seventh-best average running position (8.141), and finished eighth in the AAA Texas 500.

That was his third top-15 in the past four races and it is beginning to make him fantasy relevant. He has shown difficulty in sustaining streaks this year, but with only two races remaining he may be a good dark horse at Phoenix and Homestead.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:59:00 AM

Kurt Busch’s name did not get called very often during the Geico 500—and as it turned out that was a good thing. He stayed out of trouble and finished seventh.

Busch has been erratic and occasionally crash prone on plate tracks, so this was a fairly significant accomplishment. It was his first top-10 in the past five races of the season, but his second consecutive top-15. He may be turning his season back around.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 10:44:00 PM

Kurt Busch (No. 41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet SS) leads the second practice for the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 191.157 mph. No. 22 Joey Logano, No. 11 Denny Hamlin, No. 4 Kevin Harvick and No. 27 Paul Menard round out the rest of the top five on the speed chart for this practice. Timmy Hill in the No. 33 was the slowest of the 43 cars out on the track.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:54:00 PM

Kurt Busch set a new track record at Charlotte, but his top speed of 198.771 mph was posted in the second round of qualification. In the pole round, he was able to run only 194.328 mph and lines up 11th for the Bank of America 500.

Busch found himself in a similar situation to Kasey Kahne who was fastest in round one, but loosened his car up too much to even advance to the round of 12 and starts 20th. In NASCAR’s new format, a driver has to peak at the right time.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 08:29:00 PM

After only four laps of practice for the Hollywood Casino 400, Kurt Busch spun off turn four of Kansas Speedway and landed in the frontstretch grass.

There was no apparent damage to his Chevrolet, but heavy rain overnight created a very soggy turf. Busch’s car dug in heavily and may have done some damage to the suspension.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:15:00 PM

Kurt Busch spent much of the AAA 400 hovering just inside and outside of the Chase cutoff like he was playing a version of musical chairs. When the melody stopped, he was one lap off the pace in 18th and six points behind 12th. He failed to advance to the Contender round of the playoffs.

Busch took a much bigger hit at New Hampshire two weeks ago when he cut a tire and slammed the wall. That was the fourth time in eight races that he sustained crash damage and he needs to stay out of any future incidents to be a good fantasy value.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:04:00 PM

This weekend, Kurt Busch, the driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will become a member of another elite club of drivers as he makes his 500th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

The Las Vegas native began his Sprint Cup Series career in 2000, when he ran a limited, seven-race schedule for Roush-Fenway Racing in the No. 97 car. His first race came at the same concrete mile oval where the Sprint Cup Series will race this weekend. In that first race, Busch started 10th and finished 18th. Now, 499 races, 25 Sprint Cup Series victories and one Sprint Cup Series championship later, Busch is poised to make his 500th start at the same track where his Sprint Cup career began. To commemorate his accomplishment, Busch’s Haas Automation Chevy will have a special brushed-metal appearance this weekend at Dover and also will carry a 500th start logo on the nose of the car.-Stewart-Haas Racing
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 08:35:00 PM

Kurt Busch finished seventh at Richmond in the Federated Auto Parts 400 and that was significant for two reasons. It was his first top-10 that was not also a top-five and his third top-10 in the past five races.

The reason a seventh-place finish was better than a top-five for Busch is this: it showed for the first time this season that he was willing to be that close to the front of the pack without potentially over-driving his car and slapping the wall. He still has not earned back-to-back top-10s since March, but he is getting closer. As predicted before the race, Busch finished within only a few laps of his qualification effort of ninth.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Kurt Busch should be able to finish what he starts at Richmond. His last three efforts there ended within five positions of where he lined up on the grid.

Busch improved five spots to finish ninth in spring 2013, started and finished second last fall, and slipped two spots to finish 23rd this spring. His ninth-place qualification should be indicative of a solid run, but is unlikely to give him the track position to challenge for the win.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:20:00 PM

If Kurt Busch finishes in the top 10 this week at Atlanta, it will be the first time since March that he posted consecutive finishes of that magnitude.

Qualifying 22nd, he would seem to have his work cut out for him, but that is precisely where he started at Martinsville. He won that race and recorded his only consecutive top-10s of the season following a third at Auto Club.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Kurt Busch will race chassis No. 760 at Atlanta. This car has been raced previously at Kansas in May and Indy in July.

Chassis No. 760 did not fare well in either race, finishing 29th at Kansas and 28th at Indy. As is often the case with this driver, he showed promise during the afternoon, but ultimately it is the finishing result that matters most to fantasy owners.
Source: Jayski.com
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:05:00 AM