Kurt Busch

usa United States
Full Name
Kurt Thomas Busch
Las Vegas, NV
Date of Birth
First Year

Kurt Busch is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing. He is the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion. He is the older brother of 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. The brothers are second-generation racing drivers; their father, Tom, won several NASCAR-sanctioned events.

Busch has also driven for Stewart-Haas Racing, Furniture Row Racing, Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Racing in his Sprint Cup career, which began in 2000. The winner of thirty Cup career races, Busch was driving for Roush Racing when he won the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship. Busch also races on an “opportunity permitting” basis in the Pro Stock division of NHRA. When Busch won the Cup Series Championship in 2004, it was the first ever season using the “Chase for the Cup” points format. With a 2006 win in the Busch Series, Busch became one of only 31 drivers to win races in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions: the Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Busch is also a Daytona 500 winner, accomplishing the feat in 2017.

Career Highlights

  • 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
  • 2010 Coca-Cola 600 Winner
  • 2011 Daytona Clash Winner
  • 2017 Daytona 500 Winner

Other Accomplishments

  • 1999 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion
  • 2000 NASCAR Truck Series Rookie of the Year
  • 2003 IROC Champion
  • 2014 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
Kurt Busch News
  • Brother – Kyle Busch

Cup Series

SeasonTeamStartPoleWinTop-5Top-10DNFLaps CompLead Lap FinLaps LedRaces LedDNQWD
2000Roush Fenway Racing700000241110000
2001Roush Fenway Racing3510367893213160510
2002Roush Fenway Racing36141220410259259332000
2003Roush Fenway Racing360491489771196801900
2004Roush Fenway Racing36131021310215257462100
2005Roush Fenway Racing340391839361239581700
2006Team Penske366171239930192721500
2007Team Penske3612614310281268852100
2008Team Penske360151051027218164900
2009Team Penske36021021310334297382200
2010Team Penske3622917210540258421700
2011Team Penske3632816310523267702000
2012Multiple Teams350015697381019600
2013Furniture Row Racing36101116210418234481500
2014Stewart-Haas Racing3601611610025202201500
2015Stewart-Haas Racing3332102109592247881500
2016Stewart-Haas Racing362192121034831238900
2017Stewart-Haas Racing3611615798372216600
2018Stewart-Haas Racing365162249992266441700
2019Chip Ganassi Racing000000000000