Kurtis Busch is an former professional stock car racing driver. Busch was born to Thomas and Gaye Busch in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the age of six, Busch was accompanying his father to the track and competing in kart racing himself.
He competed full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE for Chip Ganassi Racing. He is the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion, and currently tied for the second-lonhas gest-tenured active driver in the Cup Series with Ryan Newman – having made their first start in 2000. He is the older brother of two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Busch has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing, Furniture Row Racing, Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Racing in his Cup career, which began in 2000. With a 2006 win in the Busch Series, he became one of only 34 drivers to win races in all three of NASCAR's top divisions: the Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Busch is also a Daytona 500 winner, accomplishing the feat in 2017. He has also raced in the National Hot Rod Association and IndyCar Series.
On December 4, 2018, it was confirmed that Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in the 2019 season. As of August 2019, Busch and his wife star on CMT's Racing Wives reality TV show.