September 14, 2011
Love 'em or hate 'em, the Busch brothers are always in the mix when it comes to contentious relationships in NASCAR. Kurt Busch had to be restrained by team members along pit road in Richmond after an incident with NASCAR.com reporter Joe Menzer . Menzer asked Busch — who had some issues with Jimmie Johnson at the Richmond night race — "Kurt, can either you or Jimmie win the Chase?" Busch cut him off and then said: "How did I see you were going to come with that?
July 17, 2011
Ryan Newman capped off a banner weekend for Stewart-Haas Racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by winning Sunday's Lenox Industrial Tools 301. Newman, the pole sitter, conserved enough fuel and then held off his Stewart- Haas Racing teammate, Tony Stewart, in the closing laps to snap a 47-race winless streak in the Sprint Cup Series. He did not pit during a round of stops under caution with less than 60 laps remaining. Newman finished 0.8 seconds ahead of Stewart, as SHR claimed its first 1-2 finish since the racing organization made its debut in the series at the start of the 2009 season.
May 4, 2011
The Busch brothers are loved by some and loathed by others with good reason: They win races. Kyle and Kurt Busch have 43 Cup victories following Kyle's triumph at Richmond, pushing them to a fifth-place tie among racing brothers in NASCAR history. Kurt Busch has 22 and Kyle 21. Here's a list of who they are chasing: •94 wins — Bobby (84) and Donnie Allison (10). •88 — Darrell (84) and Michael (4) Waltrip. •62 — Tim (39)
March 16, 2011
NASCAR drivers are a restless breed. They often complain about the long grind of the season, yet when they have a chance to make it a Blockbuster night and wind down with friends and family, they end up chasing more speed. Isn't that right, Kurt Busch ? Busch competed in the Tire Kingdom NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. over the weekend, and managed to put a scare into the field of veterans who do this kind of thing for a living. Busch, competing as a professional drag racer for the first time, nearly pulled off a huge upset against veteran Erica Ender, who edged Busch by half a car length on the quarter-mile drag strip Sunday.
June 30, 2010
The complaint from Roush Fenway Racing that testing has hurt the team isn't new, but it is confusing. Why does team owner Jack Roush think his team is any more affected by a lack of testing than the others? Roush's team, along with the rest of the Ford cars, has yet to win a race this season. Chevy, Toyota and even the one-team Dodge operation have controlled the season. It's not that the Ford cars have been slow. Kasey Kahne had a chance in New Hampshire but had a mechanical failure.
May 26, 2010
However rocky the relationship is between Richard Childress Racing and Kevin Harvick, one thing is clear: There aren't lot of better options for Harvick. RCR is now, even if it hasn't been in the past, the perfect fit for Harvick. "We're very excited to have Kevin back," Richard Childress said in announcing a multiyear contract extension. "He has written a lot of history for RCR." Harvick is grateful to Childress, who, after all, started his Cup racing career.