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Kurt Thomas Busch was born on the 4th August 1978, in Las Vegas, Nevada USA of Caucasian ancestry. He is a professional car racing driver, best known through participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which is the main source of Kurt Busch’s net worth. The driver has been racing in NASCAR series since 2000.
How rich is this popular racing driver? According to the latest estimations, the net worth of Kurt Busch is as much as $25 million.
Kurt Busch Net Worth $25 Million
To begin with, Kurt was raised in his home-town by his parents Thomas and Gaye Busch, where he was educated at Durango High School, and later earned a degree at the University of Arizona. He began participating in various driving competitions together with his father from the age of six; he dreamed about become a professional racer, and now we might easily see that his dream came true. More, it has added significant sums to the overall size of Kurt Busch’s net worth as well as making him famous. In 1994, 16-year-old Kurt Busch was the Rookie of the year in the Dwarf Car Series in Las Vegas. In 1996, he won the Hobby Stock championship. In the Southwest Touring Series held in 1998, he won the rookie of the year award and was the champion during the following season.
The above mentioned achievements were followed by professional victories, which added huge sums to the total size of Kurt Busch’s net worth. In 2000, Kurt Busch debuted for the Roush team as fixed pilot in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The debutant had an amazing year becoming the runner-up to his team-mate and main rival, Greg Biffle, and was named the Rookie of the Year. He ended the season with four wins in 24 races on the whole.
Subsequently, over 19 years in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Busch has run 529 races, 27 of which he has managed to win (making 19 pole positions in the process) and in 214 he ended being in top ten. More, he has participated in 28 races of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, four of which he won. In 2006, Kurt started racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and over five years in the previously mentioned category he has run 30 races, five of which he won and ending in top ten 23 times. Other achievements of the driver are the IROC Champion 2003, Nextel Cup Series Champion in 2004, Coca-Cola 600 Winner 2006, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Winner 2010, Budweiser Shootout Winner 2011, Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year 2014 and other awards which have also increased the outright size of Kurt’s wealth.
Kurt had had several run-ins with other drivers over the years, particularly with Jimmy Spencer and six-time NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson, but also with his younger brother Kyle Bush. These have lead to several fines and short suspensions, as did a police allegation of DUI in 2006.
Finally, in the personal life of the racer, he married Eva Bryan in 2006, however, the two divorced in 2011. Currently, Kurt Busch claims to be single though rumours fly that he is in relationship.