This is something we've been looking forward to for many races -- Richmond. We wanted to get a good finish because it has bit us so many times.
"Kurt Thomas Busch" is an American stock car racing/stock car racing driver. He competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS (2013)/Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing.
Busch has also driven for Furniture Row Racing, Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Fenway Racing/Roush Racing in his Sprint Cup career, which began in 2000.
Busch, winner of 25 Cup races and the 2004 championship, also races on an "opportunity permitting" basis in the Pro Stock division of NHRA.
He is a second-generation racing driver; his father, Tom, won several NASCAR-sanctioned events. He is the older brother of Kyle Busch, who is also a NASCAR driver.
Busch won the Cup Series Championship in 2004, the first ever season using the "Chase for the Sprint Cup/Chase for the Cup" points format, finishing just eight points ahead of Jimmie Johnson. With a 2006 win in the Nationwide Series, Busch became one of only 23 drivers with a win in all three of NASCAR's top divisions: the Sprint Cup Series, the Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.More Kurt Busch on Wikipedia.
It's something I'll remember forever, racing Mark Martin for the IROC win. It was one of those great battles, where I knew if I couldn't hit him, knew I couldn't touch him, and I wanted to race him clean.
It's great to be able to finish off the regular season on a strong note and jump into the Chase race with a very similar track in New Hampshire.
The coolest thing is when you come to a race ... when you come and see it live and you're there and you get the sound and you get the feel and then the smell.
Last year in the spring it was an alternator belt that broke when we were leading that took us out of contention, and then in the fall last year we were leading at the end before fuel strategy cost us the win. But Richmond is a terrific racetrack.
This was a great momentum-builder, ... Look out, Kurt Busch is running again. This just propels you right into the Chase.
It was like the ghost of racing past. I knew it was going to come down to that. ... I can't believe I lost, but Mark is the guy to beat when you're racing IROC.
It feels like we've had about anything that can go wrong happen at Richmond.