Kurt Thomas Busch is a world-famous American professional auto racing driver. He was birth on 4 August 1978. He has driven the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD in the NASCAR Cup Series for 23XI Racing.
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|Real Name||Kurt Thomas Busch|
|Profession||American Professional Auto Racing Driver|
|Date of Birth||4 August 1978|
|Age (as of 2023)||44 years|
|Birthplace||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America|
|Hometown||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America|
|Current Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America|
|School||Durango High School|
|College/University||The University of Arizona|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in Pharmacy|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5'11"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 73 kg
in pounds- 160 lbs
|Debut||2000 Daytona 250 (Daytona)|
|Awards & Achievements||Busch Pole Award|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Eva Bryan (2006 - 2011)
Ashley Van Metre (2017 - present)
|Parents||Father- Tom Busch
Mother- Gaye Busch
|Siblings||Brother- Kyle Busch|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$70 million|
On August 4, 1978, Kurt Busch was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. He was interested in track and competing in kart racing from his early childhood days.
He accompanied his father in kart racing. He also took part in a Dwarf competition, and he gained the winning position in the second race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.
Kurt Busch was born to his father, Tom Busch, and his mother, Gaye Busch. He has a younger sibling named Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch is also a renowned American professional stock car racing driver. He is a team owner too.
Kurt Busch started his early schooling at Durango High School. Later he went to the University of Arizona. He enrolled there to get a degree in Pharmacy.
Kurt Busch started his professional racing career in a Dwarf car at Pahrump Valley Speedway. At that time, he was just 14-year-old boy. He also took participated in IMCA Modified racing.
He came to the spotlight when he took part against Ron Hornaday, Jr., Matt Crafton, Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, and another great racer. Kurt won the Craftsman Truck Series ride. He also steered the No. 99 Ford F-150.
Kurt Busch achieved the 1998 Auto Zone Elite Division Southwest Series Rookie. Later in the year 1999, he gained the series championship 1999.
In the year 2000, Kurt started driving in the Winston Cup circuit after he took the place of Chad Little in the No. 97 John Deere Ford.
Kurt also drove for rookie of the year honors in 2001, starting 35 of 36 races, though he made no wins. Kurt made three top fives and six top tens in the same year. Busch won a pole at the Southern 500, concluding third at the Talladega 500 and fifth at the Brickyard 400.
In the year 2003, Busch had started the season with four wins, nine top fives, and 14 top tens. Next year, Kurt Busch achieved three races, two poles, and the inaugural NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship.
Kurt is the first racer who became the first driver to sweep both races at Loudon in a single season. Busch also earned three races during the 2005 season, achieving nine top-five and 18 top-ten finishes in 34 races. Busch left Roush Racing and went for the Penske Championship Racing.
Kurt earned six poles and had seven top-fives and twelve top-ten finishes, but he finished in the 16th position. He also started his 2009 season at the 2009 Daytona 500.
He steered in the top five most of the race and finished fifth. He earned more laps in the entire 2008 season.
Busch had experienced another win at the 2009 Dickies 500, where he defeated his brother Kyle Busch because Kyle was running out of fuel with two laps to go.
In the year 2011, Kurt won at Sonoma. In 2012, he joined Kyle Busch’s NNS team Busch Motorsports, where he steered the #54 Monster Energy Drink Toyota. In the same year, he started racing for Furniture Row Racing.
He replaced the racer, Regan Smith. Kurt Busch was nearly the winning point at Loudon, but somehow he engaged with Ryan Newman in a controversial matter.
In 2017, he drove the #41 HAAS/Monster Energy Ford into Victory Lane at Daytona 500.
Relationship, Wife, and Affairs
Kurt Busch was engaged and married his first girlfriend, Eva Bryan, from 2006 to 2011. Later they got separated.
On August 26, 2015, Kurt became engaged to Ashley Van Matre. In 2017, On January 7, Kurt tied the knot with Ashley Van Metre.
Kurt Busch is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall car racer weighing 73 kg (160 lbs).
Kurt Busch has a net worth of $65 million.
Interesting Facts about Kurt Busch
- Kurt Busch undergoes an unusual cosmetic surgery on the ears.
- He bought Anthony Alfredo’s net and gave it to his mom.
- Busch is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.
- Kurt is very much fond of furry pets. He has a Yorkshire Terrier named Ginger. He had another Cairn Terrier named Jim.
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