Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/2/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kurt Busch fought through handling problems to post a 15th-place finish in Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. “We’re disappointed, this is not the finish we expected after our practice sessions the past two days,” Busch said. “We felt we could be contenders today, but as soon as the race started it was apparent that our Furniture Row Chevrolet SS didn’t have the grip and speed that we had yesterday in practice. We were inconsistent – the car’s handling was loose then it was tight then it chattered. A difficult day all around.” Though Busch and team members weren’t pleased with the performance, the final result of 15th was heaps better than the 37th-place results at the past two races due to mechanical failures. “I guess when you look at how we finished the past two weeks today’s top-15 is a step in the right direction,” stated Busch. “But by no means are we satisfied with 15th, we should be better.” Busch started the Kansas race from the 13th position and when the first caution came out on Lap 6 of 267 he was running in 10th place and maintained the top-10 standing until he was forced down pit road on Lap 32 for an unscheduled stop due to a loose left-rear wheel. The loose wheel incident sent Busch to the rear of the field, but the former NASCAR champion battled his way through the field and put the Furniture Row Chevy back in the top-10 by Lap 150. “We got back up there after the loose wheel, but couldn’t maintain the track position,” noted Busch. Busch picked up two spots in the driver standings. He currently sits 22nd in points after eight of 36 races. The race winner was Matt Kenseth. Rounding out the top-10 in order were: Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr., Clint Bowyer, Brad Keselowski, Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola, Mark Martin and Paul Menard. The race at the 1.5-mile oval had 13 lead changes among eight drivers and there were eight cautions for 40 laps. The next Sprint Cup Series race is Saturday night (April 27) at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Broncos to place Montee Ball on season-ending IR

Johnny Manziel could have made $8-10 million in college?

Will Muschamp says his only offer came from Auburn

NFL relocation to Los Angeles is gaining steam

Adrian Peterson to consider running in Olympics

Broncos sign CB Chris Harris to five-year extension

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Floyd Mayweather wants to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2

Braxton Miller's father says son will return to Ohio State

Porn star gets into funny Twitter exchange with Eagles player

Report: Muschamp is Auburn's next defensive coordinator

Teammate: Johnny Manziel a ‘nightmare’ to practice against

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

WATCH: OSU's Sam Thompson throws down awesome dunk

WATCH: Glass shatters during ECHL game, injures fans

Urban Meyer boasts about his Ohio State accomplishments

Final Heisman Trophy projections

The five best rookie wide receivers of 2014

Current, former Auburn players react to Will Muschamp hiring

Nick Young after game-winner: I'm rough like Scott toilet paper

Sidney Crosby undergoing tests for the mumps

Kentucky wears Alex Poythress 'Roar for 22' shirts

Brett Lawrie visits girl who was devastated when he got traded

Yoenis Cespedes’ value lies solely in his name

Report: 2016 Winter Classic will be held in Boston

NASCAR News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Final Heisman Trophy projections

The five best rookie receivers of 2014

NFL relocation to LA looks likely

Peterson thinking about Olympics?

Brett Lawrie makes little girl's day

Braxton Miller returning to OSU?

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Winners and losers of the Winter Meetings

Key evidence tossed in Hernandez trial

Porn star, Eagles player have funny Twitter exchange

Game of the week: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Olivia Munn talks sex life, Rodgers

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.