Kurt Busch turns laps on F1 track

Kurt Busch became the first driver to turn laps in a NASCAR Sprint Cup car at the Circuit of The Americas track in Austin Texas Tuesday.

Busch in a Gen-6 Chevy turned the first laps for a NASCAR racecar on the 3.4-mile purpose-built Grand Prix racetrack as part of a media day in advance of Australian V8 Supercars debut in America with the Austin 400 race May 17-19.

After taking laps with his Chevy SS in the morning Busch traded rides and notes with Australian V8 Supercars racing star James Courtney (2010 V8 Supercars Champion) and his custom-wrapped Circuit of The Americas V8 Supercars Chevrolet SS. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.