NASCAR: Kurt Busch extends his contract with Stewart-Haas Racing
This Wednesday, it was announced that Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch will stay in the team for 2016 onwards. His #41 Chevrolet stock car will once again be fully endorsed by Monster Energy for one race, as well as being an alpha sponsor (hood) for 17 and bravo sponsor (quarter panel) for 18 races to come.
“I’m very happy to be back with Stewart-Haas Racing and proud to take Monster Energy to the Sprint Cup Series. This is exactly where I want to be and I have two partners who want to win as much as I do.” Busch said at the press conference.
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) October 21, 2015
Busch, 37, became a part of Stewart-Haas in 2014. He scored three victories for SHR and qualified for the Chase in the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs in each of his two seasons in the No. 41 ride. Busch missed the start of the 2015 season when NASCAR suspended him for the first three races after a Delaware family court released its findings related to an investigation of domestic violence involving Busch. However, since his return, Busch has collected two victories (Richmond, Michigan) and three Coors Light Pole Awards in his first full season paired with veteran crew chief Tony Gibson.
Busch has managed three top-10 finishes in the five Chase races thus far, propelling him past the first series of eliminations. He enters Sunday’s CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega ranked third among the 12 drivers still in contention for the Sprint Cup championship.