Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch
40-Year-Old Driver
Stewart Haas Racing
2018 NASCAR Cup Stats Stats
Series
SPRINT
Points
2046
Starts
27
Wins
1
Poles
3
Top5
4
Top10
17
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. 41 Ford   Crew Chief: Billy Scott   DOB: 8/4/1978   Country: USA   
Wins Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
NASCAR Cup
August 18, 2018
Busch won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
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  1. Kurt Busch 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  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.
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Wins Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
NASCAR Cup
August 18, 2018
Busch won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night.
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Sixth-Place at Michigan
NASCAR Cup
August 13, 2018
Busch's No. 41 Ford worked better on the top side of the track, and he used that strength to finish sixth-place Sunday at Michigan International Speedway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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To join Chip Ganassi Racing next season
NASCAR Cup
August 10, 2018
Busch, who is racing for Stewart-Haas Racing this year, will join Chip Ganassi Racing next season, Jim Utter of Motorsport.com reports.
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Rallies to Top 10 at the Glen
NASCAR Cup
August 6, 2018
Busch overcame starting 36th to rally and finish ninth in Sunday's Go Bowling at the Glen at Watkins Glen International, stewarthaasracing.com reports.
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Fails Pre-Race Inspection
NASCAR Cup
August 5, 2018
Busch's No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford and Paul Menard's No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford failed Sunday morning's pre-race inspection at Watkins Glen International. Their speeds from Saturday's Busch Pole Qualifying have been disallowed, NASCAR.com reports.
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