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Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start
NASCAR Dover Auto Rac Heal
Kurt Busch looks on before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) - photo by Associated Press
DOVER, Del. — Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check — his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track. "I was so blown away by the speed and intensity of it," Busch said.