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Kurt Busch Bio
Kurt Thomas Busch is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for 23XI Racing. He is the older brother of Kyle Busch, who also competes full-time in the Cup Series.
Kurt Busch Info Summary
Name: Kurt Busch
Date of Birth: Aug 4, 1978
Age: 45 years old as at Aug 2023
Place of Birth: Las Vegas
Nationality: United States of America
Net Worth: $70 Million
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Profession: Race car driver
Retired: August 26, 2023
Kurt Busch Age
Busch was born in Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada Metropolitan, on August 4, 1978 and was 45 years old as of August 2023.
Kurt Busch Education
Kurt attended Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a star athlete in both football and auto racing. He graduated from high school in 1996 and immediately began his racing career which he considered more interesting than the academic rigor of college.
Kurt Busch Marriage and Wife
Kurt first marriage was to Eva Bryan from 2006 to 2011 but this marriage did not bear children.
He then got married to Ashley Busch (née Van Metre) from 2017 to 2022 and had two children after which Ashley filed for divorce from Kurt, alleging that he had “committed a tortious act believed to be related to an domestic violence incident that occurred in April 2022
Kurt Busch Children
Kurt and Ashley bore two children together, Brexton and Hailie
Kurt’s Son Brexton
Kurt’s Daughter Hailie.
Kurt Busch Brother
Busch is the older brother of Kyle Busch, who is also a successful NASCAR driver. The two brothers have been rivals on the track, but they are also very close off the track.
Kurt Busch Career Milestone
- Won the 2004 Daytona 500, becoming the first driver to win the race in his first start.
- Won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship, becoming the second driver to win the championship after being suspended by NASCAR.
- Won 33 NASCAR Cup Series races, including 6 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
- Won 12 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
- Won 1 NASCAR Truck Series race.
- Made 750 NASCAR Cup Series starts.
- Finished in the top 10 in the NASCAR Cup Series standings 14 times.
- Was named the NASCAR Cup Series Most Popular Driver in 2004 and 2010.
- Was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2023.
Kurt Busch Height
Kurt Busch is of average height of 5 feet 11 inches tall, or 1.80 meters tall.
Kurt Busch Salary and Net Worth
In 2022, His salary was $7.5 million accumulating his net worth to an estimated $70 million which was earned through his successful racing career, endorsement deals among others.
Kurt Busch Injury and Concussion
Kurt was involved in a qualifying crash at Pocono Raceway on July 23, 2022. Doctors evaluation after the crash determined that he had concussion and placed him on the NASCAR Head Injury Protocol, which required him to miss at least seven races.
Kurt Busch Retire
Kurt Busch announced his retirement from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition on August 26, 2023, at Daytona International Speedway following the 2022 qualifying crash which kept him out of the race for over an year without Doctor’s clearance.
Though his retirement is a major loss for NASCAR as he was one of the most popular and successful drivers in the sport’s history, he commits to continue being involved in NASCAR as a consultant for 23XI Racing, a television analyst among others.
Kurt Busch Story
Known for his aggressive driving style, Kurt Busch was the first champion of the NASCAR Cup Series’ playoff era and won it twice. The outspoken celebrity remained a fan favorite irrespective of his involvement in several controversies throughout his career.