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.
Preseason Pick: 21st
Top 5s: 1
Top 10s: 5
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 t...