Latest Kurt Busch News

Bowman and Ware to miss Charlotte race with injuries

Oct. 04, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex Bowman and Cody Shane Ware will miss this weekend's NASCAR race because of injuries suffered driving the new Next Gen car. Bowman will miss a second consecutive race with a concussion. Ware said he's skipping Sunday's race on The Roval at Charlotte...

Column: 'We need to fix it' safety concerns dogging NASCAR

Oct. 03, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s beleaguered new car somehow made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs. It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season. The first four playoff races...

Elliott advances in NASCAR playoffs with Talladega victory

Oct. 02, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — As the stars of NASCAR raged over safety concerns with the new car, rumors swirled the drivers would organize some sort of protest at one of the most dangerous tracks on the circuit. Perhaps they'd outright boycott Talladega Superspeedway. Or...

Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

NASCAR drivers fuming over concussions suffered in new car

Sep. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

NASCAR drivers are angry and concerned about their safety in the new Next Gen cars as the playoffs roar into one of the most chaotic and dangerous tracks on the circuit. Alex Bowman will miss Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion diagnosed four days after he...

Bowman is 2nd driver to suffer concussion in Next Gen car

Sep. 29, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

Alex Bowman will miss Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway with a concussion the Hendrick Motorsports driver apparently suffered last week at Texas. HMS said Bowman was evaluated Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, and ruled out of this weekend's playoff race. Noah Gragson...

Kurt Busch hopeful he can return from concussion this year

Sep. 27, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Tuesday he remains “hopeful” he will recover from a concussion in time to race again before the end of the NASCAR season. The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since he crashed July 23 during qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He's so far...

AP Exclusive: Jimmie Johnson to retire from full-time racing

Sep. 26, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is retiring from full-time racing and will turn his focus toward spending time with family. He figures his future schedule will include no more than 10 bucket-list events, but the 47-year-old had no idea Monday what...

Column: Childress gets last laugh in snatching Kyle Busch

Sep. 19, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch pulled into the Bristol Motor Speedway garage with a blown engine, effectively ending his storied tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing at 15 seasons. Sure, there’s still seven races remaining before Busch turns in the keys to the No. 18 Toyota. But two...

NASCAR faces more questions about new car after Bristol bash

Sep. 18, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

Kyle Busch deserved better than two failed Toyota engines in the first round of NASCAR's playoffs. But at least Busch knows what happened to end his night at Bristol Motor Speedway and leave him “flabbergasted” at being eliminated from the playoff field. Martin...