DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch hasn't given up hope of competing in the NASCAR Cup Series again.
Busch has been sidelined since suffering a concussion during a crash in qualifying at Pocono last summer.
0.002-second margin of victory stands test of time as Craven, Busch recall 2003 Darlington thrillerMay 12, 2023 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Ricky Craven wasn't sure what to expect at the Darlington Raceway starting line more than 20 years ago. By the end, he had his final NASCAR Cup Series victory, a lifelong friend in racing rival Kurt Busch and a place in the sport's history.
Concussion lingers for former NASCAR champion Kurt BuschFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch might have received a proper sendoff this weekend in Las Vegas, where his hometown track treated him cruelly over 21 tries until he broke through for a win in 2020.
Updated Next Gen car to get real-world test in Daytona 500February 17, 2023 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest version of NASCAR’s Next Gen car is still awaiting a real-world test. It’s sure to come in the Daytona 500.
Reacting to driver complaints and concussions to Kurt Busch and Alex Bowman, the sanctioning body made changes to the crumple zones in the backend of Cup Series cars in hopes of reducing the effects of rear-impact collisions.
Kyle Larson to try Indy 500-Coca-Cola 600 double in 2024January 12, 2023 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson will attempt to race the Indianapolis 500 next year with McLaren Racing in a joint effort with NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
The surprise announcement Thursday by McLaren and Hendrick at last gives Larson a path into his dream race.
Watching from afar, Bubba Wallace’s lunch: ‘Humble pie’October 23, 2022 GMT
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Around the time that NASCAR drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway were getting into their cars for Sunday's race, Bubba Wallace was having lunch.
His selection: “Humble Pie," he tweeted.
Reddick wins pole at Las Vegas as RCR career winds downOctober 15, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyler Reddick is determined to close his tenure at Richard Childress Racing on a high note, and hours after announcing he'll drive for 23XI Racing next season, won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Concussed NASCAR champion Kurt Busch to step away from sportOctober 15, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kurt Busch, still trying to work his way through the concussion he suffered three months ago and advised by doctors to get out of a race car, will not compete full-time in 2023.
The 44-year-old NASCAR champion made his announcement Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, his home track and where he launched his career on the bullring as a child.
Kyle Larson added to candidate pool for Indianapolis 500October 8, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR champion Kyle Larson has emerged as a candidate for an Indianapolis 500 ride and said Saturday he has permission from Hendrick Motorsports to run the iconic race if a deal can be completed.
NASCAR promises drivers safety changes on new car for 2023October 8, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR says it had a productive test of its new car and promised drivers that solutions to some of their safety concerns should be implemented by next season.
NASCAR's top leadership held a 75-minute meeting ahead of Saturday's practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bowman and Ware to miss Charlotte race with injuriesOctober 4, 2022 GMT
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.
Elliott: NASCAR’s new Next Gen car a step backward in safetyOctober 1, 2022 GMT
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 at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR drivers fuming over concussions suffered in new carSeptember 30, 2022 GMT
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 crashed.
Bowman is 2nd driver to suffer concussion in Next Gen carSeptember 29, 2022 GMT
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.
Kurt Busch hopeful he can return from concussion this yearSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
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.
Hamlin applauds RCR’s recovery in signing Kyle BuschSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said Kurt Busch is under no pressure to hurry up his recovery from a concussion and that 23XI Racing is not pushing at this time to get Tyler Reddick in its cars a year early.
Hamlin chasing NASCAR driver’s title, owner’s championshipSeptember 12, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Denny Hamlin the driver finds himself in the most enviable of positions heading into Saturday night's race at Bristol, his second-place run at Kansas Speedway over the weekend nearly ensuring his spot in the next round of the playoffs.
NASCAR calls car fires ‘unacceptable’ after Harvick infernoSeptember 7, 2022 GMT
NASCAR is investigating a spate of car fires that left one championship contender fuming after his Ford erupted into an inferno during the opening playoff race.
Kevin Harvick lashed out at NASCAR and the new Next Gen car after his inexplicably caught fire at Darlington Raceway.
Be Like Mike: NASCAR’s Wallace switching numbers like JordanAugust 31, 2022 GMT
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace is switching numbers, just like his famous car owner Michael Jordan did.
Wallace will drive the No. 45 Toyota for 23XI Racing the rest of the season instead of his usual No.
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Injured Kurt Busch to miss start of NASCAR playoffsAugust 25, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss the start of NASCAR's playoffs with concussion-like symptoms that have sidelined him six for weeks, meaning two spots in the 16-driver field will be open Saturday night in the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway.
Kurt Busch to miss final 2 races of NASCAR’s regular seasonAugust 18, 2022 GMT
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Thursday he’ll miss the final two races of NASCAR’s regular season, bringing it to six races the 2004 champion has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms.
Busch to miss 4th NASCAR race with concussion-like symptomsAugust 10, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Wednesday he pushed himself too hard trying to return to NASCAR competition and will miss his fourth consecutive Cup Series race because of concussion-like symptoms.
Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, gets 5th Xfinity win of ’22August 6, 2022 GMT
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series-high fifth race this year and ninth of his two-year career Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
The 19-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, in the No.
Busch to miss 3rd NASCAR race with concussion-like symptomsAugust 4, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss his third consecutive race with concussion-like symptoms when he sits out Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. He said his vision and hearing “are still not 100% to drive.”
Kurt Busch to miss Indy with concussion-like symptomsJuly 27, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss Sunday's NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with concussion-like symptoms and be replaced again by Ty Gibbs in the Toyota for 23XI Racing.
The team said Wednesday that Busch has not been cleared to race for a second consecutive week.
Reddick’s jump to 23XI a start for NASCAR driver shufflingJuly 16, 2022 GMT
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Tyler Reddick can add Michael Jordan to his contacts list. Reddick made the surprise jump -- his current Richard Childress Racing team bellyached it’s an ill-timed one -- to join Denny Hamlin and Jordan’s 22XI Racing in 2024.
23XI Racing makes surprise hire in Tyler Reddick for 2024July 12, 2022 GMT
23XI Racing got a jump on the 2024 Cup Series season with the surprising announcement Tuesday that it signed Tyler Reddick to join the NASCAR team owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin.
Reddick, a two-time Xfinity Series champion, is in his third full season driving for Richard Childress Racing.
NASCAR’s finale headed to Phoenix for fourth straight yearJune 3, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — NASCAR is taking its championship weekend back to Phoenix next season, the fourth straight year that the Cup Series title will be decided in the desert, and the reaction from drivers this week has been decidedly mixed.
Hamlin takes pole for Coca-Cola 600; Larson starts in backMay 29, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — If Kyle Larson hopes to repeat as Coca-Cola 600 champion, he’ll have to do so starting from the back of the field — and chase down some Toyotas along the way.
Denny Hamlin will start on the pole Sunday for NASCAR’s longest race while Larson, the defending Cup Series champion, will begin 36th after crashing in practice.
Vision of Hamlin, Jordan comes into focus with win at KansasMay 16, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin founded 23XI Racing with a vision that extended far beyond the race track.
The Hall of Fame basketball player and the three-time Daytona 500 champion looked around the sport a couple of years ago and realized that it needed to get younger and much more inclusive.
Kurt Busch takes Jordan Brand to victory lane at KansasMay 15, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kurt Busch was slowly driving his Jordan Brand-styled ride toward victory lane at Kansas Speedway on Sunday when car owner Denny Hamlin stopped him in his tracks, ducked his head through the window and said: “We did it.”
Logano takes NASCAR pole; Elliott, Harvick, Hamlin to rearMay 7, 2022 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Former NASCAR Cup Series champions Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick will start at the rear of the field Sunday at Darlington Raceway.
Christopher Bell leads Toyota lockout of Talladega front rowApril 23, 2022 GMT
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Christopher Bell won the pole at Talladega Superspeedway by turning the fastest lap as the final driver to qualify on Saturday.
Bell bumped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr.
Wallace, Busch vow to turn Jordan’s 23XI Racing into champsFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch first met Michael Jordan in a board room last summer as the free-agent driver weighed his racing options. Busch was star-struck in an “awesome moment” when the 6-foot-6 NBA Hall of Famer stood and shook hands with his future 23XI Racing employee.
NASCAR’s stars unify to create formal drivers’ councilFebruary 11, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's top drivers have once again unified to form an independent council to gain a collective voice in decisions that affect the sport.
The Drivers Advisory Council announced on Friday is a more organized effort than a previous attempt to unify in 2014.
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Kurt Busch has multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, eyes charterAugust 28, 2021 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch has a multiyear deal with 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by basketball great Michael Jordan and fellow driver Denny Hamlin.
Hamlin released more details Saturday about the new partnership and said he is in the final stages of securing a charter for Busch's No.
Kurt Busch moving Monster to Hamlin and MJ’s team in 2022August 27, 2021 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will drive next season for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, in a long expected expansion move for the first-year organization.
Kurt Busch holds off brother Kyle at Atlanta Motor SpeedwayJuly 11, 2021 GMT
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kurt Busch asked for a final favor from Atlanta Motor Speedway's old, battered track.
Busch's wish came true on the track's farewell race.
Busch passed brother Kyle with 24 laps left and won the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday to complete a sibling weekend Atlanta sweep.
Kurt Busch chases NASCAR playoffs with future uncertainJuly 3, 2021 GMT
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Kurt Busch has welcomed the uncertainty of this season as he chases a playoff berth while pondering his future in NASCAR.
Busch posted the fastest practice time Saturday as NASCAR’s Cup Series returned to Road America for the first time since 1956.
The Latest: Harvick’s 50th Cup win ‘just weird’ without fansMay 17, 2020 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on NASCAR's return at Darlington Raceway (all times local):
NASCAR putting its safety plan to test as racing restartsMay 15, 2020 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Crew chief Chad Knaus won't get a look at the car Hendrick Motorsports built for Darlington Raceway until he gets to the track Sunday morning, a few hours before the race...
Bowman holds off Busch bros at Fontana for 2nd NASCAR winMarch 2, 2020 GMT
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — Before Alex Bowman started looking for tattoo shops somewhere between Los Angeles and Phoenix, he celebrated a win that suggested even more permanent success ahead for the hard-working driver and his resurgent team...
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Kyle Busch beats brother to grab 8th Bristol winApril 7, 2019 GMT
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kyle Busch was in the race Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, so of course, he won...
The Latest: Keselowski shakes off flu to win at AtlantaFebruary 24, 2019 GMT
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (all times local):
Busch Wins, Sets Up Big ShowdownNovember 12, 2018 GMT
Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship.
Busch's victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Racing Royalty: Busch watches wife play polo with a princeJuly 28, 2018 GMT
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch found another sport that suits him: The former NASCAR champion traveled to England to watch his wife play polo with a prince.
The 2004 NASCAR Cup champ hit the sights in London and cheered on wife Ashley during a charity polo match with Prince Harry.
Kurt Busch, 4 other drivers top 200 mph in Texas qualifyingNovember 3, 2017 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kurt Busch earned the pole at Texas, going faster than anyone ever has gone in NASCAR Cup qualifying on a 1 1/2-mile track.
Busch averaged 200.915 mph on his only lap in the final round of qualifying Friday.
Kurt Busch wins 59th Dayton 500February 27, 2017 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – His car damaged in a wreck on the backstretch and held together with tape, Kurt Busch grabbed the lead on the final lap of the 59th Daytona 500 on Sunday and took the checkered flag in the Great American Race as a capstone to a checkered career that has trended upward since Busch joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
Busch moves on with new girlfriend at DaytonaFebruary 15, 2015 GMT
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kurt Busch has a new girlfriend, moving on in his personal life even as legal issues stemming from a dispute with his ex linger.
Busch posed for pictures with Ashley Van Metre at his No.
Ganassi finds speed in final Indy 500 practiceMay 23, 2014 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan turned the fastest lap of Carb Day, leading a stable of Ganassi Racing teams that have finally found some speed after a slow week of qualifying.
Busch looks to reinvent himself with ‘The Double’May 19, 2014 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kurt Busch commanded his driver to step on the gas before the UPS truck sped away. Inside, he was hoping for a package from Italy holding the $2,495 firesuit he'll need for his latest — and wildest — racing endeavor.