Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Takes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Lead

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (Sunday, April 26, 2009) – Kurt Busch is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader.

There were visible battle scares on the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge when the checkered flag ended Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, but not enough damage to keep Busch from posting a solid sixth-place finish and jump two spots to the top of the driver standings.

It’s Busch’s third consecutive top-10 finish and sixth of the season including a win at Atlanta. He is the first Dodge driver to lead the standings since the 2008 Daytona 500 when former Penske driver Ryan…

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Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Takes NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Lead

Weekend Preview: Contenders Look To Avoid ‘The Big One’ At Talladega

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TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 23, 2009) – The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the enormous 2.66-mile superspeedway at Talladega for this weekend’s Aaron’s 499. The event is the ninth of 36 points events on the regular-season Sprint Cup schedule.

All seven Dodge Chargers are guaranteed spots in the 43-car starting field for Sunday’s race. After eight races, two Dodge Chargers (Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne) currently sit inside the coveted top 12. After the first 26 races, the top 12 in points will compete for the Sprint Cup championship in the final 10 races of the…

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Weekend Preview: Contenders Look To Avoid ‘The Big One’ At Talladega

Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Finishes Third At Phoenix, Sam Hornish Jr. Ninth

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AVONDALE, Ariz. (Saturday, April 18, 2009) – It came down to a three-car shootout for the win Saturday night in the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kurt Busch, driving the No.2 Miller Lite Dodge, was right in the middle of the action, just as he had been throughout the 312-lap race which started under the late-afternoon sun and ended under the lights.

Busch settled for third behind Mark Martin and Tony Stewart. It was his ninth top-10 finish in 15 races at PIR and his sixth top 10 of 2009. Busch gained ground…

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Weekend Recap: Kurt Busch Finishes Third At Phoenix, Sam Hornish Jr. Ninth