Kurt Busch’s bipolar season continues at Kentucky Speedway

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The notion of hero, or heroism, has evolved since its early definition. The word “hero” comes from the Greeks, who used the term to define a protector or defender. The word and notion has evolved through the centuries and, today, heroes come in all shapes and sizes. In Kentucky, for example, the majority of state-born heroes are of the four-legged variety. The state is synonymous with everything associated with thoroughbred horses, from breeding to racing. The Kentucky Derby- and Preakness Stakes-winning horse, I’ll Have Another, is the most recent horse-racing hero to top the long list of his Kentucky-born victors. His predecessors include the likes of Seattle Slew, A.P. Indy and Zenyatta.

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Kurt Busch comments on his NASCAR suspension

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Below is a statement from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch regarding his one-week suspension from all NASCAR-sanctioned events and the extension of his probation until Dec. 31.

“I accept NASCAR’s decision. I put them in a box, they had to take action and it’s my fault for putting them in this position. I apologize for the comments I made to Bob Pockrass.”

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Kurt Busch goes Ricky Bobby at Talladega; spins out of race with 7 laps left

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“Shake and Bake?”…”If you’re not first, you’re last.”  NASCAR racer Kurt Busch brought the sport’s greatest movie spoof to life. Sort of.

His Phoenix Racing team didn’t have a sponsor for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at the Talladega Superspeedway, the Aaron’s 499, so Kurt Busch’s girlfriend Patricia Driscoll, came up with an idea while watching the Will Ferrell comedy “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”

And the awesome paint scheme is all for a good cause. See the pics after the jump. From Sporting News:

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