Kurt earned his big break with tragedy. Chris Trickle was shot in a mysterious way and was killed. The Star Nursery team looked for a new driver to replace Trickle in the #70 team. Kurt drove for the team and won the 1999 AutoZone Elite Division Southwest Series championship.
His rookie season was 2001.
During a race in 2007, after crashing with Tony Stewart, Kurt pulled up beside Tony's car on a pit road and almost ran over one of Tony's crew members. He was suspended from the next race and fined $100,000.
In 2005, Kurt was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and cited for reckless driving.
Kurt enjoys jet skiing, snow skiing and riding four wheelers.
Kurt loves Italian food.
His favorite musical group is Metallica.
Kurt was the Nevada Dwarf Car Rookie of the Year in 1994.
As of 2007, he lives in Concord, NC.
His younger brother Kyle became his crew chief for his Dwarf car team.
His total winnings for 2006 were $5,681,655.
Kurt is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Kurt is currently 9th in the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup standings. (5/6/07)
Kurt was named an honorary deputy for Maricopa County in Arizona.
Kurt finished 16th in the 2006 NASCAR Nextel Cup standings.
Kurt won the pole for the 2006 Dodge/Save Mart 350.
Kurt finished 2nd place at Pocono 500 in 2006.
Kurt weighs 150 pounds.
Kurt is 5'11" tall.
His current crew chief as of 2006 is Roy McCauley.
Kurt has 14 NASCAR Cup wins.
Kurt made his first NASCAR cup start at Dover International Speedway as a 22 year old in 2000.
He had surgery on his ears between the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
He won the IROC championship in 2003.
Kurt finished 39th at the 2006 Coca-Cola 600.
He finished 38th at the 2006 Daytona 500.
His first cup victory came at Bristol Motor Speedway at the Food City 500 in 2002. He took the lead from nemesis Jimmy Spencer with 45 laps to go.
Kurt had a nasty relationship with former cup driver Jimmy Spencer. The tension reached a peak at the end of the GFS Marketplace 400 in 2003, where Spencer rammed into Busch's rear bumper and then allegedly punched Kurt in the nose.
Kurt married Eva Bryan on July 27, 2006.
He was ranked third on GQ's February 2006 list of ten most hated athletes. The top two were Terrell Owens and Barry Bonds.
Kurt drove for Roush racing from 2001-2005.
Kurt has won at Bristol Motor Speedway 5 times.
He was rookie of the year runner-up in 2001, behind rival Kevin Harvick.
He was cited for reckless driving in November 2005 and was suspended by Roush Racing for the last two races of that season.
He won the 2006 Food City 500.
His younger brother Kyle also races in the NASCAR Nextel Cup.
As of 2007, he drives the Miller Lite #2 car for Penske Racing South.
He used to drive a Ford 97 car.
Kurt won the NASCAR Nextel Cup in 2004, edging out Jimmie Johnson by just eight points.
Kurt finished the 2005 racing season 10th in the Nextel Cup Series Points.
Kurt: You really dont put a value on your first win, it is priceless no matter where you are.
Kurt: Each driver has their own identity and from one week to another, normally it stays the same. I feel comfortable around every driver out there and each driver is in charge of their own car, but you feel very secure racing the competition out there.
Kurt: I just always dreamed of racing cars, but I didn't think I could do it as a living.