Meet one of the popular celebrities in the world, especially in the world of car racing. Kurt Busch is an American professional racing driver. He has made a name for himself since he was only ten years old after winning ten consecutive races as a young driver. Kurt has not only earned fame but also stands out as one of those celebrities whose net worth is so high. He featured in the Forbes Magazine in 2013 as one of the highest paid NASCAR drivers.
The now married car racer comes from a family of racers. Both his father and younger brother have been successful in the lane just like him. He has won numerous awards in the sport.
Wiki-Bio: How old is Kurt Busch?
The American professional stock car racing driver celebrates his birthday on 4th August. Having been born in 1978, his current age is 40 years. He was born in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was as Kurt Thomas Busch, and his father is Kurt Busch. His mother’s name is Gaye Busch. He is an American of white ethnicity.
The 2004 NASCAR premier series champion also has a brother, Kyle Busch. He did his High school studies at Durango High school before proceeding to the University of Arizona where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy. This was despite the fact that since he was a child, his passion had always been in car racing.
His great passion for car racing is attributed to his father who was also a car driver. At the age of six years, he used to accompany his father to the tracks, and he also drove go-carts himself. It appears the same passion was also transferred to his young brother who at one point served as Kurt Busch’s crewman.
The execution of his passion started out with his father’s dwarf car while a teenager. Amazingly, Kurt won a competition during his second try at the Las Vegas Speedway Park. This was a great motivation to him and his father. As a sign of great things which were to come, the young Kurt Busch went ahead to win ten consecutive races. This left his father with no doubt as to what his son was cut out to do.
Consequently, his father was left with no option but to lay off his dwarf car and get a powerful “machine” for his young champion in the year 2014. However, it was not until 1996 when Kurt Busch was 18 years old that he started racing with the new car.
From the age of 14 years, the 2013 highest paid NASCAR driver has raced with many different teams. He has been with Roush Racing (200-2005) Penske Racing South (2006-2002), Penske Championship Racing (20009-2010), Penske Racing (2011), Phoenix Racing (2012), Furniture Racing (2012-2013)/ and Stewart-Haas Racing where he has been since 2014.
Kurt Busch has a great list of achievements in his career. He has won 30 Cup career races in his life so far. He won the Nextel Cup Series in 2004. A 2006 win in the Busch Series made him one of only 31 drivers to win races in all three of NASCAR’s top divisions. He also won races in Coca-Cola in 2011 and NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race in2010, Budweiser Shootout in 2011, and Daytona 500 in 2017.
The world-renowned car racer currently competes in full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He drives the No.1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Kurt Busch has a height of 5 feet 11 inch. His weight is 68 kilos.
Kurt Busch Wife, Married, Girlfriend, Divorce
The professional car driver’s relationship life has not been as straight and smooth as his career. To begin with, in 2005, he began engaged to a girlfriend called Eva Bryan while attending the Hungarian Grand Prix. In July 2016, the two got married in Virginia, United States. Unfortunately, this marriage was to last for only a short while. In 2011, the two decided to separate and each went their own way. The announcement of their divorce was made by Busch in a short statement which appeared to be addressed to the NASCAR community: “Those in the NASCAR community have been aware for some time now that we are no longer together and we are legally separated”.
The racing icon would later date Patricia Driscoll. Once again, their relationship would later turn ugly when he claimed that Patricia was a CIA agent and a trained assassin. He went further to allege that she had had covert missions in various parts of the world including Africa and Central and South America.
The feud between the two escalated and on 7th November 2014, it was reported that he was under investigation for assaulting Patricia. The latter claimed that he had slammed her head on the wall. The legal tussle concluded in a bitter divorce with Patricia Driscoll promising to destroy him.
In August 2015, Kurt Busch went ahead to announce his engagement to Ashley Van Metre. It is said that he was introduced to her by his sister who was very close to him. The two would, later on, end up exchanging the vows on 7th June 2017 on the Caribbean Island of St. Barthelemy. Ashley Van Metre has remained his wife to date. She is a polo player and a model.
Kurt Busch Net Worth and Car
The now 40-year-old professional car racing driver has accumulated great wealth over time. He has had numerous winnings in his career in addition to his salary. Besides, he has had many endorsements deals with brands like Monster, Ford, Oakley, Rush Truck Centers, Haas Automation and State Water Heaters.
He was on the Forbes magazine as being among the highest paid NASCAR drivers in 2013. Kurt Busch is also said to have many properties that generate him much income. He is also a very popular person in the social networks. He has much following on Twitter, Facebook as well as Instagram. Many of his fans see him as their ideal role model.
All that said, his net worth stands at an estimated $50 million. The net worth of the combined Busch family stands at a staggering figure of $13.4 Billion.