Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978) is a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He drives the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet Impala for Furniture Row Racing in the Sprint Cup Series and the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Nationwide Series. Busch has also driven for Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Fenway Racing in his Sprint Cup career, which began in 2001. Busch, winner of 24 Cup races and the 2004 championship, also races on an 'opportunity permitting' basis in the Pro Stock division of NHRA. He is a second-generation racing driver; his father, Tom, won several NASCAR sanctioned events. He is the older brother of Kyle Busch, who is also a NASCAR driver. Busch won the Cup Series Championship in 2004, the first ever season using the 'Chase for the Cup' points format, finishing just eight points ahead of Jimmie Johnson.
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