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MARK BEECH
May 28, 2012
BURNING BUSCH
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May 28, 2012

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BURNING BUSCH

The big news from last Saturday's NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte? Jimmie Johnson won, earning $1.1 million, and Kurt Busch did not blow a gasket and get himself fined—as he did the week before at Darlington. Busch did remark, however, that his May 12 run-in with driver Ryan Newman was "WWE-type action" and "good for our sport." By that measure, Busch has been a glorious boon to the circuit over the last 12 years.

March 24, 2002

Wins first Cup race at Bristol by bumping leader Jimmy Spencer out of the way

Aug. 17, 2003

Gets punched by Spencer at Michigan

Nov. 21, 2004

Finishes fifth at Homestead to clinch first Cup

Nov. 13, 2005

Suspended for season's final two races and fired by Roush Racing two days after being cited by police in Phoenix for reckless driving. "We're officially retiring as Kurt Busch's apologists," says Roush president Geoff Smith

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