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.
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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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November 12th
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November 10th
Despite his heavy penalties following Texas, Kevin Harvick still a good pick for Phoenix, as he’s been the best at the track recently and has some extra motivation to succeed this week.
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November 7th
Mark Taylor previews this week's NASCAR race at Phoenix as the circuit trims its playoff chase to four cars. Can Kevin Harvick make it a two-week streak heading into the final?
DraftKings NASCAR: AAA Texas 500
November 2nd
C.J. Radune thinks consistency could be the key for Brad Keselowski Sunday. He finished in the top 10 in the last two races at Texas as well as the two most recent races heading into this weekend.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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