Kurt Busch

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Transcript: Press Conference with Steve Phelps, Jill Gregory, Brandon Thompson, Kurt Busch, Daniel Suarez

THE MODERATOR: To talk about how we got here and where we're going, I'd like to introduce NASCAR president, Steve Phelps; executive vice president and general manager of Sonoma Raceway, Jill Gregory; vice president of diversity and inclusion, Brandon Thompson; driver of the No. 45 for the 23XI racing, Kurt Busch; and driver of the No. 99 Chevrolet for Trackhouse Racing, Daniel Suarez.

Kyle, Kurt Busch lament hand-signal mixup

Kyle Busch had a well-connected pusher behind him for the final restart at World Wide Technology Raceway — a fellow Toyota driver, a de facto teammate, one with a shared last name. But his defeat in Sunday’s inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.25-mile St. Louis track had plenty to do with a hand signal he never made.

Toyota Racing - NCS Gateway Quotes - Kurt Busch

KURT BUSCH, No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD, 23XI Racing. Can you talk about your preparation for this weekend?. “It’s exciting to go to a new market for our sport, for the Cup Series. Just the excitement here in the St. Louis area is very similar when we went to Road America. We had Nashville, again, it’s the newness and the fun of preparing for something different and then experiencing it. Our team at 23XI with the simulator with TRD and Toyota’s help. That’s been the best sequence and I’m happy that we have an hour of practice and a qualifying session tomorrow. We have like a normal – well the old normal – of a nice Friday, Saturday, Sunday sequence. For me, that’s the best rhythm to get into as a driver. Raced here 22 years ago in the Truck Series. It has been fun to tell that story. We were at Brexton’s (Busch, Kurt’s nephew) race last night over at the dirt track. Tons of fans coming up all excited about race weekend, so it was fun to circle around with everything. Yes, I do remember 22 years ago racing the trucks. I was leading with about 10 to go. We were trying to stretch the fuel and ran out of gas, but it is a fun racetrack to race on and I think it's going to put on a good show on Sunday.”

NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch Has Accumulated an Impressive Net Worth

Memorial Day weekend is a big one for NASCAR. It’s when two top NASCAR events take place: the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Racecar driver Kurt Busch was the last driver to win both races in what’s called the Memorial Day Double. The 43-year-old Kurt Busch has earned a net worth of $60 million throughout his NASCAR career.

Kurt Busch knew Michael Jordan was serious during Daytona 500 week: 'He knew their agendas'

For anyone who still thinks Michael Jordan is simply the "big name" attached to 23XI Racing team, it's probably time to find another narrative. Don't take it from me, though. "He's a very genuine, laid back and intelligent person," said Kurt Busch, who is 14 races into his first season driving for Jordan and Denny Hamlin's second-year race team.

Toyota Racing NCS Charlotte Quotes -- Kurt Busch 5.28.22

KURT BUSCH, No. 45 Monster Energy Toyota Camry TRD, 23XI Racing. Has the difficulty of the 600-mile race changed over the years that you’ve been competing?. “I mean, yeah, there was those years where I felt intimidated by it and then found comfort with basically, I break it up into two sectors, there's a daytime portion and a nighttime portion. And to me, that's just the mental approach of not adding the extra 100 miles and just going after a normal type of race. But the handling conditions, this Next Gen car and the temperatures this year will be difficult -- more difficult than most years. Just because of all the newness with the car. We only get 20 minutes of practice. At least the practice is during the race window. A lot of times we'd practice and it would be two in the afternoon or it'd be nine o'clock at night. And so glad the practice is closer to race conditions. And it's just the Next Gen car has its challenges. And we don't know what to expect with the traction spray and the way that it's been racing. Looks like it just keeps getting higher and higher and higher. So we got to go to that outside groove right away in practice.”

Kurt Busch Wins the NMPA Pocono Spirit Award

National Motor Sports Hall of Fame, Darlington, SC — May 24, 2022. Through his continued work with the nonprofit program Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix), Kurt Busch is the winner of the National Motorsports Press Association Pocono Spirit Award for the first quarter of 2022. Busch has been donating NASCAR race tickets to Vet Tix since 2019 and has encouraged others in the industry to do the same. The program allows military service members and veterans to redeem tickets through the website. The 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion is a longtime supporter of the military.

Kansas Cup victory a momentum builder for Kurt Busch

FORT WORTH, Tex. - Last week’s Kansas Speedway race winner Kurt Busch said that victory for the second year 23XI Racing Toyota team was absolutely crucial for the organization’s competitive morale. The veteran scored the first ever win in the team’s first-year second car, the No. 45 Toyota,...