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After a tumultuous 2011 season, Kurt Busch attempted to redeem himself in 2012 by joining Phoenix Racing. But one week after running a popular Ricky Bobby-inspired paint scheme at Talladega, Busch’s dustup with Ryan Newman at Darlington is helping revert Busch’s public perception to that of the reckless Bobby, and any shot at redemption appears to be a long way off.
In a lot of ways, Busch resembles the fictional Bobby, from the loss of a top ride to the divorce of his first wife to a less-than-stellar handle on his temper. The difference, of course, is that by the end of the movie, Bobby figured it out and put together a happy ending. Busch, on the other hand, is turning the end of his movie into a farce.