Kurt Busch 2018 contract signed with Stewart-Haas Racing

Kurt Busch: “[The] 2017 Daytona 500 has given me the drive to continue conquering the NASCAR world”

Kurt Busch has pulled his name from the silly season hat. The 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion will officially return to Stewart-Haas Racing.

In August, Kurt Busch announced that a deal had yet to be confirmed. His future in the sport was uncertain, until today.

Kurt Busch spoke on 2018, a deal has been signed. Busch conducted several interviews today via motorsport.com and kickinthetires.net.

“Having my hard work pay off by winning the … 2017 Daytona 500 has given me the drive to continue conquering the NASCAR world,” Kurt Busch stated.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series sponsorship
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 26: The Monster Energy car driven by Kurt Busch won the debut Daytona 500 as Monster Energy’s entitlement sponsorship deal (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kurt Busch, in the Monster Energy sponsored NASCAR race car won the first race of the season in 2017. In addition, it was also the first race for the new entitlement sponsor, Monster Energy.

“I am excited to enter the 2018 racing season as a Monster Energy athlete where I will continue to drive my favorite manufacturer, the Ford Motor Company.”

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“Knowing that SHR is committed to optimum performance, I believe that I have everything I need to win races this season and take home the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup. I look forward to taking on next year with my team, sponsors and determination.”

“I think my best chance to win races, to win championships is to be with Stewart-Haas Racing,” Busch told NASCAR.com during Champion’s Week in Las Vegas. “I’m not too worried about it.”

Kurt Busch has collected 29 NASCAR wins in his 18 year career. The most recent Daytona 500 winner has massed 258 top ten runs over 612 races. He’s set fast time in qualifying, 21 times.


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