Kurt Busch Recreating His Image

Kurt Busch is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion.

However, that is often overlooked due to his troubling history and uncontrollable temper. From his firing at Roush Fenway Racing to his tumultuous 2011 season with Penske Racing, Busch has been no stranger to controversy.

It seemed Busch’s career was spiraling out of control, with NASCAR teams finally giving up on the talented driver.

But the "The Outlaw" wasn’t going to settle for that.

A brief stint with Phoenix Racing reminded Busch what racing was truly about, and gave him a newfound respect and outlook on the ups and downs of racing. Minor setbacks would keep the underfunded team out of contention all season, testing Busch’s patience and composure.

Busch would go on to replace Regan Smith at Furniture Row Racing, where the 34-year-old veteran has scored four top five finishes, led 160 laps and showed true character despite bad luck.