Date of birth: Aug 4, 1978
Rookie year: 2001
Kurt Busch is the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion competing full-time for Stewart-Haas Racing. Busch won the championship in the inaugural year of the Chase, 2004 and also won the 2017 Daytona 500. Busch has 29 career wins in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as well as five career wins in the XFINITY Series and four career wins in the Camping World Truck Series. Busch also earned 2000 Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the Truck Series.