Kurt Busch is an American professional race car driver who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He is one of the best finishers in his game and also a proficient stock car racing driver. Besides, he is also the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Champion.
Kurt Busch was born on August 4, 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States. His birth name is Kurt Thomas Busch. As of 2019, he is 41 years old and his star sign is Leo. His father’s name is Tom Busch and he was a professional driver by profession. His mother’s name is Gaye Busch. He has a younger brother named Kyle Bush and he too is a stock car racing driver.
As per his nationality, Kurt is American and his ethnicity is white. Concerning his education, Kurt attended Durango High School. After completing his high school education, he enrolled at the University of Arizona from where he earned a degree in Pharmacy.
Busch followed the footsteps of his father and began to drive go-carts himself. In the competition at Dwarf at an early age of 14 years, he won the race which was his second part in the competition. In the year 1998, he won the Auto Zone Elite Division Southwest Series Rookie of the Year.
Busch joined the Roush Racing in the year 2000. He participated in the Craftsman Truck Series ride and made multiple wins in the competition. And because of his multiple wins in the series, he was named Rookie of the Year. After that, he competed for the Winston Cup Series.
In the year 2004, Busch went on to win three races at the NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship and NASCAR “The Chase For the Championship”. Following his consecutive wins, he became the second driver to win both races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in a single season. In the 2005 season, he scored ten Top 5s and 21 Top 10 finishes. So far, he has won 29 races throughout his career.
Currently, Busch is competing full time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driving the No.1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Awards & Accomplishments
Kurt Bush has won numerous awards including the Food City 500 at Bristol, ROC championship and a NASCAR championship. He also won the Rookie of the Year in the year 2002. During the 2005 season, he won three races along with nine Top 5s and 18 Top 10 finishes in 34 races.
Throughout his career, he has won multiple races including the NASCAR Sprint Series, the Nationwide Series, the Camping World Truck Series, the IROC Champion in 2003, and the Nextel Cup Champion in 2004. Likewise, he won the Coca-Cola 600 in 2010, Budweiser Shootout in 2011 and the 2017 Daytona 500 Champion.
Kurt Busch Married his Wife Ashley on 7th January 2017
Yes, Kurt Busch is a married man. He is married to a model and entrepreneur Ashley Van Metre. The couple met the first time in the year 2014 and they were introduced to each other by Ashley’s sister. Likewise, the couple dated for a year and Kurt proposed Ashley to marry him on August 18, 2015.
After dating for two years, the pair tied the wedding vows on 7th January 2017. Their wedding ceremony was held in St. Bart and attended by only 40 close friends and their family members. Their reception was held in Palm Beach, Florida.
Before marrying his current spouse, Kurt was married to his first girlfriend Eva Bryan. The couple started dating each other in 2003. After dating for three years they got married on 27th July 2006 in Virginia, United States. However, the couple separated their ways with a divorce in 2011 after being together for five years. Besides, Kurt had also been in a relationship with Patricia Driscoll.
What Is The Net Worth Of Kurt Busch?
The American race car driver, Kurt Busch has generated a net worth of $70 million as of 2019. Kurt’s main source of income is his successful career as a racing car driver. Throughout his career, he has won multiple races. Apart from his career, Busch also earns a good sum of amount through various endorsement deals with brands like Taylor Giavasis and Sofia Beverly.
Besides, he earns a certain sum of money by promoting brands like Mobile, Ford, Oakley, Rush Truck Centers, HAAS Automation, and State Waters Heaters.
What is the Height of Kurt Bush?
The 41 years old has a good athletic body build. He has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and his body weighs around 68 kg. In addition, Busch has brown eyes and black hair. The American race car driver, Kurt Bush is active on Facebook, Instagram.
Facts of Kurt Busch
|Full Name||Kurt Busch|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
|Date Of Birth||August 4, 1978|
|Age||41 years 4 months|
|Place Of Birth||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
|Profession||American Car Racer|
|Education||Durango High School, University of Arizona|
|Spouse||Ashley Van Metre (m. 2017)|
|Parents||Tom Busch, Gaye Busch|
|Kurt Busch Instagram|