Kurt Busch has landed with Phoenix Racing after parting ways with Penske following a particularly rough season, even by Busch family standards. Busch drew the ire of fans, teammates and team leaders alike this year after cursing at an ESPN reporter and making a habit of demeaning his crew over the radio during races. Busch's long-time crew chief Steve Addington left the Penske team after the end of the season, reportedly thanks in part to Busch's toxic attitude. While Addington is headed to a new position with series champion Tony Stewart, Busch has joined forces with Phoenix Racing.

According to USA Today, Busch will helm the number 51 Chevrolet for Phoenix. The 33-year-old racer has previously campaigned under both the Dodge and Ford banner at various points in his career, and Busch says he's excited to get back to "old-school" racing. While Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch has been critical of Busch in the past, he likes the racer's track record. Busch has had 24 victories in 400 Sprint Cup starts. A.J. Allmendinger, meanwhile, will take Busch's spot with Penske.


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      davmusgro
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy and his brother will be in trouble again and again. The both of them act like spoiled children. Yes they both can drive but racing at this level don't need them
      phyllis
      • 3 Years Ago
      he should go home and play in the back yard with Kyle - they are both spoiled brats and their parents should be ashamed
      rickledhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      A man should be grateful to drive in nascar and being a crew chief in the past myself I would understand a little attitude on both sides but both brothers are disrespectful to the point of even if they won a championship they will never be considered a GREAT champion
      leatherhead612
      • 3 Years Ago
      These two idiots aint got no home trainin! Their attitudes suck and someone needs to adjust it!
      granny9300
      • 3 Years Ago
      K/B IS A SPOILED BRAT !!! HE NEEDS TO GROW UP...
      Arn
      • 3 Years Ago
      Busch is a spoiled little baby. He has no future in NASCAR. Not only do the other drivers hate him, so do most of the fans. I think I'll boycott NASCAR this year. Allowing that piece of filth back on the track is just disgusting!
      toothii
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's too bad. A year off from racing might just result in some attitude adjustments. Getting a new ride may just perpetuate the behaviors. I hope the deal was a probational one. Kyle...PAY ATTENTION!!!
      Carol
      • 3 Years Ago
      who is James finches sponspoers on his car? Will they be happy with not so sweet radio sweetheart? too bad Mr. finch could not of gave this ride to David Ragan or Ruetman been a much better choice !!!!
      wapitibowhunters
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was hoping I wouldn't have to hear about that MORON anymore,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,POO
      Jon
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOSER! I WOULDN'T LET HIM DRIVE **** HE'D BE BETTER OFF WALKIN WHAT A D-BAG
      knotmafawlt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sad day for NASCAR. Personaly, I think floor-sweeper is too good a job for him. He's an out of control baby with a 200mph missle. Is this gonna end well? See Earnhardt Sr. for the answer.
      Tuck
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope Jim and the guys in Lynn Haven Fl have a great year but I won't be pulling for either Bush to win anything. They're still the two biggest buttholes in NASCAR. I hope Kurt appreciates the opportunity he's been given.
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