How Rich Is NASCAR Driver Kurt Busch?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Charles Krupa/AP/Shutterstock (13467554a)NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch tips his cap prior to the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Loudon, N.
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Older brother of the high-paid NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch has a net worth of $70 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

The site reports that Busch has earned more than $90 million from racing wins, and around the same from endorsements, throughout his career. Late last year, Busch announced that he was stepping back from full-time racing while he recovers from a head injury, but he’ll still be there to support his younger brother in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 19.

Racing Wins and Earnings

Busch drove the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Chip Ganassi Racing, with Monster Energy drink as a major sponsor. He won the NASCAR Cup Series in 2004, although Dale Earnhardt, Jr. took home the cup at the Daytona 500, the biggest and most prestigious race in the series. Busch earned a total of 34 wins in the NASCAR Cup Series during his career.

In addition to his Cup Series wins, Busch has had notable first place wins in the NASCAR All-Star race, the Coca-Cola 600 in 2010 and the Daytona 500 in 2017. He also won championships in the International Race of Champions (2003) and the NASCAR Southwest Series (1999). In 2004, Busch won the Crown Royal International Race of Champions Series, which was worth $1 million to Busch and his team out of a combined purse of $1.9 million, Crash reports. The prior year, he won $250,000 in that series.

Endorsements and Licensing

As with other NASCAR drivers, Busch earns money from the sales of licensed merchandise and from various endorsement deals with sponsors. He has appeared in commercials for Monster Energy Drink and released a nine-minute, high-definition video last year presented by Monster Energy, titled “Shifting Gears.”

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Ashleigh Ray contributed to the reporting for this article.

Information was compiled on and accurate as of Feb. 16, 2023.


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