Found December 19, 2012 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f93055216.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d77bfba49ef878921cc759df4ebac47d00cb18926cd19b86694c2100c4770768d4c9df5c91db605f8
Start ‘N’ Park Blog is taking a look back at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver by driver. This recap will take a look at the driver’s stats, the season’s highlights, the season’s lowlights, what a quick look at next year. This installment takes a look back at Kurt Busch who finished in the 25th place in the final standings. 2012 Statistics: Points: 735 Position: 25th Preseason Pick: 21st Starts: 35 Poles: 0 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 1 Top 10s: 5 DNFs: 6 Earnings: $4,064,608 What Was Said Prior To The Season: “I feel like I’m going too low on this one, but I’m factoring in whether Kurt learned his lesson from 2011. If he did, he’ll certainly be higher. Once he gets frustrated with his car not performing to his liking, does he last the whole season at Phoenix Racing? The team showed promise with Landon Cassill last year, but will Kurt improve that performance or duplicate it’s up and down season? If Busch gets mouthy, owner James Finch will not hesitate to put him in his place, even if that place is on the curb.” What Happened In 2012: 2012 was an interesting race for Kurt “The Outlaw” Busch. That’s a stupid nickname, so I will not acknowledge it past this point. He started the season with Phoenix Racing and was able to put in a couple of top ten runs, including a hard fought third place at Sonoma. He also was suspended for the first Pocono race, which I’m sure James Finch didn’t mind. He wrecked early and often to start the season, but to his credit he was running with old equipment and still making some noise. He moved to Furniture Row Racing at Charlotte and finished the year with three straight top ten finishes. On To 2013: He consistently finished with Furniture Row in the last six races for 2012, which has the team and driver thinking big things for 2013. It was a shame they ditched Regan Smith like they did, but the move might pay out for the team and drivers involved. Smith can compete in the Nationwide Series and Busch might bring the team more wins.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

The Sixth Annual Loopies: No Championship, No Biggie For Loopie Winners Johnson, Busch

Kyle Busch has frequently called this the worst year of his motorsports career. We’ve got news for him: He’s wrong. So, so wrong. His tune will change by the time he reads the next 1,271 or so words. There’s some hardware in his future. And not just any hardware … Loopie hardware. And not just any Loopie hardware … the granddaddy of them all. So paraphrasing Ralph Wiggum...

Phillips Name Crew Chief For Parker Kligerman

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Eric Phillips has been promoted to the position of crew chief for the No. 77 Camry team with driver Parker Kligerman in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for the 2013 season.  Since joining KBM for its inaugural Truck Series season in 2010, Phillips has guided the No. 18 team to 17 victories, 8 poles, 2,243 laps...
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.