Kurt Thomas Busch is an American race car driver who was born on August 4, 1978. He races full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series. For 23XI Racing, he drives the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD. He won the NASCAR Cup Series in 2004 and the Daytona 500 in 2017.
He is also the driver with the most starts in the Cup Series. He is the big brother of Kyle Busch, who has won the Cup Series twice.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 4, 1978 (42 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Kurt Busch Early Life
Kurt Thomas Busch was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 4, 1978. His dad was a salesman, and his mom worked at a public school. At the age of six, he started going to the racetrack with his father to race go-karts. When he was 14, he took part in his first competition.
He raced at the Pahrump Valley Speedway in a small car. His father was very supportive of his desire to race, and as long as he got good grades, he was able to do so. He raced modified stock cars when he was a teenager, and he won his second race, which took place at the Las Vegas Speedway Park.
He and his father went to races all over the southwest in their car. Kyle Bush's big brother, Kurt, has won the NASCAR Cup Series twice. He went to Durango High School, and after he graduated, he went to the University of Arizona to study to become a pharmacist. He only stayed there for about a year before leaving to focus on his racing career.
Kurt Busch Career
After professional racecar driver, Chris Trickle was seriously hurt in a drive-by shooting that hasn't been solved, his Star Nursery team started looking for a new driver. In the 1990s, Busch became more well-known after winning the Nevada Dwarf Car championship in 1995 and the Legend Cars Western States championship in 1996.
He joined the Star Nursery team before racing in and winning the semi-professional NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series.
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In the Auto Zone Elite Division Southwest Series in 1998, he was chosen as the Rookie of the Year.
In 1999, he and the Star Nursery team won the Southwest Tour Championship. Later that year, he joined Roush Racing, which gave him the chance to get better and race at a higher level. In 2000, he raced in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, which was a series for new drivers.
Kurt Busch Personal Life
Busch has been in a number of fights and rivalries with other drivers. In 2006, he was named the third most hated athlete, after Barry Bonds and Tyrell Owens. In 2006, he had plastic surgery to make his ears look closer to his head.
Since 2017, he has been married to Ashley Van Metre. In 2019, they started appearing on “Racing Wives,” a reality show on CMT. He was married to Eva Bryan from 2006 to 2011.
Kurt Busch's Net Worth
American race car driver Kurt Busch has a net worth of $60 million and works as a professional. Through his racing career and sponsorships, he made a lot of money. The reality show “Racing Wives” on CMT features him and his wife. Kurt has won more than $90 million just from racing prizes during his career. He has made the same amount of money from endorsements.
In 2013, Kurt paid $3.29 million for a lakefront mansion in Mooresville, North Carolina that was 9,500 square feet and had a lake view. In 2018, he put the home on the market for $3.6 million. He called it “Chateau de Busch.” A few months later, he finally agreed to take $3.3 million.
In 2019, he put on the market for $7.6 million a 138-acre piece of land that had not been built on and was near the mansion above. After trying to sell the parcels separately, he took them off the market in February 2020. As of this writing, he still seems to be the owner.
Kurt bought a three-bedroom penthouse condo in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for $2.8 million in 2009. He lost a lot of money when he sold the unit in 2019. The final sale price was said to be only $920,000.
Kurt still owns a piece of land on the oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that hasn't been built on yet. In 2016 and 2017, he tried to sell this house for $1.5 million. He still owns the business.
Why Is Kurt Busch's Wife Filing for Divorce From Him?
The NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's wife has asked for a divorce, saying in court papers that their marriage is “irreparably broken.” Ashley Busch filed the papers on May 9 in Florida. In them, she said that Kurt had “done something wrong.” She didn't say more about the accusation.
Ashley said that she met polo player Kurt in 2015 and that they got married in December 2016. Ashley said in the documents that things between her and Kurt got bad last month when she says Kurt stopped giving her access to their joint bank account and credit cards.
Ashley also said in the papers that the driver, who was 43 years old, told her she had to leave the family home by the first week of June. Ashley wrote in the papers that the couple, who don't have any children together, had a prenuptial agreement.
We've asked Ashley's lawyer and Kurt's people for their thoughts, but haven't heard back yet. Even with everything going on, Kurt is having a good 2022 season. In fact, he just won his first race of the year at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.
How Long Has Kurt Busch Been Married?
They met in 2015 and got married the following year. There are no children in their families.
Is Kurt Busch Related to the Busch Beer Family?
Are Kurt Busch And Kyle Busch Brothers? Kyle may have a hard time, even though he is more successful in NASCAR. “I'm the older brother, so we all have little brother syndrome,” Kurt said. The Busch brothers are now in the first place because Kyle has 92 points and Kurt has 33 points.
Does Kurt Busch Have a Girlfriend?
Busch's girlfriend, Ashley Van Metre, has been at Daytona International Speedway with him for the past few days when practice and qualifying for the Daytona 500 were taking place and all eyes were on Daytona Beach.