Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
40-Year-Old Driver
Chip Ganassi Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
SPRINT
Points
2350
Starts
36
Wins
1
Poles
5
Top5
6
Top10
22
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Busch resigned with Stewart Haas Racing last December. He'll return to the No. 41 Ford team along with primary sponsor Monster Energy. The veteran driver made a big splash to start last season by winning the 2017 Daytona 500, but everything after that was pretty shaky. Bu... read more
Busch resigned with Stewart Haas Racing last December. He'll return to the No. 41 Ford team along with primary sponsor Monster Energy. The veteran driver made a big splash to start last season by winning the 2017 Daytona 500, but everything after that was pretty shaky. Busch struggled with consistency issues, and only posted 15 Top-10 finishes. He wound up a lowly 14th in the final driver standings. Busch will look to hit the reset button in 2018 with new crew chief Billy Scott. The 39-year-old driver should get back to 20 or more Top-10 finishes in the upcoming season, and a points finish inside the Top 10. The team has a lot of work to do, and Ford has some catching up to do in terms of speed, but Busch has the experience to guide this team back into the Top 10.
Car: No. 1 Chevrolet   Crew Chief: Matt McCall   DOB: 8/4/1978   Country: USA   
Heading to Chip Ganassi Racing
NASCAR Cup
December 4, 2018
Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR, the Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Kurt Busch Racing Stats
Loading Kurt Busch Stats...
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2014
2008
2006
  1. Kurt Busch 2018 Preseason Outlook
    Subscribe now to see our 2018 outlook for Kurt Busch
  2. Kurt Busch 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Busch is the second-best driver in the Stewart Haas Racing stable. He's been very consistent since his move to this team three seasons ago. The veteran driver has averaged 1.5 wins, 10 Top-5 and 21 Top-10 finishes over the last two seasons alone. That's been good enough to earn eighth- and seventh-place finishes respectively in the driver standings those two years. The SHR stable is moving from Chevrolet to Ford in 2017, so there could be some growing pains early in the season. However, crew chief Tony Gibson and Busch have some excellent chemistry and they should be able to work through these challenges. We expect another season with a win or two for the No. 41 SHR team and yet another berth in the Chase for the Cup once we get to Chicago in September.
  3. Kurt Busch 2014 Preseason Outlook
    While Busch spent much of last season trying to get out of his teammate Kevin Harvick's shadow, there's a lot of good to point to for the immediate future. Busch started the season with a three-race suspension right out of the gates, but he shook that setback off and turned in his best campaign since 2009. The driver of the Stewart Haas Racing No. 41 Chevrolet grabbed two victories and 21 top-10 finishes in that 33-race slate. It now appears that the embattled driver has his personal life and racing career in a good place and under control. With veteran crew chief Tony Gibson returning to lead the team again in 2016, the sky's the limit. Busch could easily exceed this spot in the final driver standings.
  4. Kurt Busch 2008 Preseason Outlook
    The move to Furniture Row Racing will give this veteran driver a new start in the upcoming season. We got a preview of what Busch and his new team is capable of at the end of 2012. Busch collected three straight Top-10 finishes with the No. 78 Chevrolet team. Those results are very encouraging and pointing to a much better 2013 season. The equipment and experience of this single-car team could propel Busch back to victory lane or even an outside shot at making the Chase for the Cup field. One thing is for certain, the misery of the 2012 campaign will be long forgotten once Busch gets up and rolling with the FRR team.
  5. Kurt Busch 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Busch fills the seat of the legendary Rusty Wallace in the #2 car. Busch has a championship and many wins to his credit in his short Nextel Cup career, but we don't think Busch's first season with Penske will be an easy ride.
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kurt Busch
NASCAR Draft Kit: What's New for 2019
20 days ago
Mark Taylor welcomes the 2019 NASCAR season with a rundown of changes for this year, including drivers like Martin Truex Jr. joining new teams.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2019 Track Specialists
20 days ago
Mark Taylor scouts the track specialists, and there's few better on NASCAR's bull-ring short tracks than Joey Logano.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2019 Sleepers & Busts
20 days ago
Mark Taylor breaks down the drivers who will lead owners to success in 2019 and those who might not live up to their draft-day price. Will Kurt Busch live up to his billing?
NASCAR Draft Kit: Final 2018 Loop Stats
20 days ago
Check out how every driver stacked up last season on NASCAR's top circuit, including champion Joey Logano, who dominated the loop stats.
NASCAR Draft Kit: 2019 Driver Projections
20 days ago
Mark Taylor projects wins, poles and more for all of NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup drivers for this season. Check out the sortable rankings now.
More Fantasy News
Heading to Chip Ganassi Racing
NASCAR Cup
December 4, 2018
Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR, the Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Confirmed Departure with Stewart Haas Racing
NASCAR Cup
December 3, 2018
Busch confirmed Sunday night that he will not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing next season, motorsport.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
10th-Place at Homestead
NASCAR Cup
November 19, 2018
Busch finished 10th Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Seventh at Fort Worth
NASCAR Cup
November 5, 2018
Busch turned in a strong performance en route to a seventh-place finish in Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Sixth-Place at Martinsville
NASCAR Cup
October 29, 2018
Busch earned his 20th Top-10 finish of the season with his sixth-place performance at Martinsville Speedway Sunday afternoon, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.