Kurt Busch wins again at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 28 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch was able to hold off Rusty Wallace in a two-lap shootout to win Sunday's NASCAR Food City 500 for the third year in a row.

Johnson wins Nextel Cup at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C., March 21 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson won his first NASCAR Nextel Cup race of the season Sunday, holding off Bobby Labonte at the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400.

Rookie wins NASCAR pole

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Rookie Kasey Kahne won the pole Friday for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 with a Las Vegas Motor Speedway-record lap of 174.904 miles per hour.

Newman wins first IROC race of 2004

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- NASCAR star Ryan Newman took the opener of the 2004 International Race of Champions series in controversial fashion Friday.

Newman wins 11th pole of the season

ROCKINGHAM, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman extended his series-leading season pole total to 11 Friday when he was the fastest qualifier for NASCAR's Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400.

Earnhardt captures NASCAR race

PHOENIX, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first non-restrictor plate race in more than two years Sunday, capturing the NASCAR Checker Auto Parts 500.

Pontiac out of NASCAR next season

DETROIT, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Executives for Pontiac announced Tuesday it will not compete in next year's NASCAR Nextel Cup as GM will focus its support on the more dominant Chevrolet.

Rain postpones Atlanta race until Monday

HAMPTON, Ga., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- After waiting out a rain delay of almost five hours, NASCAR officials on Sunday postponed the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500.

Gordon wins NASCAR pole

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A brief thunderstorm halted qualifying and then Gordon won the pole when Mark Martin just missed taking away the top spot.

Spencer appeal denied by NASCAR

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- NASCAR has denied the one-week suspension levied upon Jimmy Spencer for his part in a post-race altercation with Kurt Busch last Sunday.

Spencer suspended by NASCAR

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- NASCAR penalized drivers Jimmy Spencer and Kurt Busch on Monday for their roles in a post-race altercation Sunday.

Spencer under investigation for punch

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Race car driver Jimmy Spencer is under investigation for allegedly punching fellow driver Kurt Busch after Sunday's GFS Marketplace 400 at Brooklyn, Mich.

Newman wins Marketplace 400 at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman passed Kurt Busch with three laps remaining Sunday to win the GFS Marketplace 400 for his fifth NASCAR Winston Cup title of the season.

Johnson wins IROC race

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch were winners in Saturday's season finale of the International Race of Champions.

Newman wins NASCAR Pennsylvania 500

LONG POND, Pa., July 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Newman claimed his NASCAR Winston Cup series-leading fourth win of the season Sunday at the Pennsylvania 500.
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Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch drinks some champagne after winning at Nascars Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono raceway in Long Pond Pennsylvania on July 24, 2005. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978) is an American NASCAR and NHRA driver. He drives the No. 22 Shell Oil Company/Pennzoil Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and will race on an "opportunity permitting" basis in the Pro Stock division of NHRA. He is a third-generation race car driver, his father Tom won several NASCAR sanctioned events, and he is the older brother of Kyle Busch, who is also a NASCAR driver.

Busch won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Championship in 2004, the first ever season using the "Chase for the Cup" points format, finishing just eight points ahead of Jimmie Johnson. With a 2006 win in the Nationwide Series, Busch became one of only 22 drivers with a win in all three of NASCAR's top divisions: Sprint Cup Series; Nationwide Series; and Camping World Truck Series.

At the age of six, Busch was accompanying his father to the track and driving go-carts himself. As an underage teenager, he competed in Dwarf competition winning in just his second race, at the Las Vegas Speedway Park. This father and son team competed western tracks from Southern California to Utah. In 1994, his first full year as a driver, Busch won 10 consecutive races at 10 different tracks. His father eventually sold their dwarf equipment and purchased a powerful car for the Legends Series, which Busch began driving in 1996 at age 18.

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