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Martin Truex Jr. takes Sonoma in 1st Sprint Cup win since 2007

SONOMA, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- Martin Truex Jr. snared his first Sprint Cup series win since 2007 Sunday, cruising to an 8.3-second victory at Sonoma Raceway.

Carl Edwards wins Sprint Cup pole in Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich., June 14 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards circled the Michigan International Speedway at 202.452 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the Sprint Cup series Quicken Loans 400.

Kevin Harvick holds off Kasey Kahne for Coca Cola 600 victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick held off defending champ Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday, winning the accident-marred Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson claims record fourth Sprint All-Star Race victory

CONCORD, N.C., May 19 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson won his NASCAR-record fourth Sprint All-Star Race Saturday, dominating down the stretch at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Edwards wins pole for NASCAR All-Star race

CONCORD, N.C., May 17 (UPI) -- Carl Edwards captured the pole Friday for Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, an event he won two years ago.

Kurt Busch wins pole at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 10 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch set a qualifying record at Darlington Raceway Friday and captured the pole for Saturday's Southern 500.

David Ragan avoids crashes to pull off Talladega upset

TALLADEGA, Ala., May 5 (UPI) -- David Ragan sidestepped two crashes Sunday, grabbing the lead on the final lap en route to an upset victory in the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Busch brothers qualify 1-2 in Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch edged his brother Kurt in qualifying Friday to win the pole for Saturday's Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch ekes out Auto Club 400 win

FONTANA, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch took advantage of a final-lap crash between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano Sunday to sneak through and pull out a victory at the Auto Club 400.

Kahne records first 2013 win at Bristol

BRITSOL, Tenn., March 17 (UPI) -- Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead from Brad Keselowski with 40 laps to go Sunday and went on to win the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Edwards logs first victory in two years ... Thompson takes Honda Classic victory ... Busch bros' mom hurt in golf cart crash ... Cubs' Garza to start season on DL ... Sports news from United Press International.

Busch bros' mom hurt in golf cart crash

AVONDALE, Ariz., March 3 (UPI) -- The mother of NASCAR drivers Kyle and Kurt Busch was injured when the golf cart she was riding in flipped over at Phoenix International Raceway, officials said.

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McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event ... Devils rally to defeat Washington ... Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers ...Orlando deals Redick to Bucks ... Sports news from United Press International.

Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won Thursday's two qualifying races for the Daytona 500 and will make up the second row of Sunday's Sprint Cup season opener.

Harvick posts 3rd win at Sprint Unlimited

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick claimed the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, posting his third career victory in the non-points race.
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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)
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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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