Kurt Busch filed a multimillion-dollar countersuit Friday in the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Michigan against Sports Management Network, which sued the NASCAR driver for $1.4 million. Busch, who is demanding a jury trial in the counterclaim lawsuit, alleges that the sports management company and its law firm “improperly advantaged themselves” along with the interests of clients Team Penske and Andretti Autosport. The countersuit states that Busch wasn’t made aware of such conflicts and wasn’t advised to seek independent counsel. Busch and SMN entered into a representation contract in 2005 that was extended Aug. 11, 2010 while Busch was driving for Penske (he previously was with
FONTANA, Calif. -- What Jimmie Johnson perceives as a deficiency in his qualifying efforts was compounded Friday when he spun in Turn 4 during a mock qualifying run at Auto Club Speedway. Johnson's car turned in front of Kurt Busch, who was rolling slowly on the apron. There was no contact, but Johnson's car plowed into the infield grass before Sunday's Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX). After the incident, Johnson was faced with the prospect of qualifying the backup with no laps on the car since there wasn't sufficient time at the end of practice to prepare the car and get it on the track. The team then made the difficult decision not to try to qualify the car, preferring to spend the time
A favorite topic this NASCAR season has been Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s adventures as he takes up cycling – partially because it seems to be the newest cross-training fad among drivers, but mostly because Junior’s stories (read: struggles) tend to be incredibly entertaining and relatable. It actually left the No. 88 Chevrolet driver with a new skill on two wheels: riding with only one eye open. The weather in the desert last weekend was north of 90 degrees, but that didn’t stop the Hendrick Motorsports teammates – Earnhardt, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Chase Elliott – from setting out on a 30-mile ride between practice and the qualifier, Earnhardt detailed on his weekly Dale Jr. Download podcast.