Latest Kurt Busch News

Harvick on pole at Texas while other Cup contenders in clump

Nov. 2, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph Saturday night. Harvick goes into Sunday's race fifth in points with two races remaining to qualify for one of the three remaining championship-contending spots in the season...

Kurt Busch, sponsor staying with Ganassi on multiyear deal

Nov. 2, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch will go into his 21st NASCAR Cup season next year without having to answer questions about whether he will be back for more after that. Busch and sponsor Monster Energy have agreed to multiyear extensions to stay with Chip Ganassi Racing. "It's very comforting to know...

Truex wins at Martinsville to earn spot in championship race

Oct. 27, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. was celebrating the victory that locked him into NASCAR's title race when he heard the crowd roar, looked up at the big screen and saw two championship contenders jawing at each other on pit road. "Oh, look, a fight," the winner said. Indeed, Denny Hamlin was...

Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR cut-off race at Kansas Speedway

Oct. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin was surrounded by Joe Gibbs Racing teammates at the front on the final restart, and that put Chase Elliott in the most difficult and precarious of situations. Somehow, he figured, he needed to find a way to beat them all to advance in NASCAR's playoffs. It turned out...

The Latest: Hamlin wins chaotic NASCAR elimination race

Oct. 20, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Denny Hamlin has won the chaotic NASCAR Cup Series elimination race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Chase Elliott on a second overtime restart to pick up some extra...

Pressure off Bowyer for next season but not NASCAR playoffs

Oct. 18, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Clint Bowyer rolled into Kansas Speedway on Friday with the comfort of knowing he'll be with Stewart-Haas Racing next season and the uncertainty of whether he'll be in the playoffs next week. The Kansan reached a contract extension with SHR to remain in the No. 14 Ford regardless...

Stenhouse signs multiyear deal to drive for JTG Daugherty

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. landed the open seat at JTG Daugherty Racing in a multiyear deal announced Wednesday that essentially makes a seat swap with Chris Buescher and the Roush Fenway Racing team. Buescher had a clause in his contract that gave him a rare opportunity to leave the No. 47...

Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs

Oct. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Ryan Blaney emerged safely from the wreckage at Talladega Superspeedway that claimed other playoff contenders, winning by a tiny margin that was huge for his championship hopes. Blaney beat Ryan Newman in a door-to-door race to the finish line to win Monday and advance to the third...

Column: Kyle Larson finally poised to answer expectations

Oct. 7, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is odd to classify a victory on a 1-mile concrete oval in Delaware as the biggest win of Kyle Larson's career. Maybe he is among those who count their greatest triumphs on dirt, in sprint cars, venues far away from NASCAR's glitz and glamour. But at this time of year, in the...

Elliott wins playoff race at Charlotte in scorching heat

Sep. 29, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman had just advanced to the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, climbed from his car and slumped to the ground, dehydrated and overcome by the heat. As he was receiving medical attention, Bubba Wallace approached him and angrily splashed liquid in Bowman's face. That closing...