Kurt Thomas Busch is an American professional auto racing driver.
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD for 23XI Racing.
He is the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion, 2017 Daytona 500 winner and the longest-tenured active driver in the Cup Series in terms of career starts.
He is the older brother of two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch.
Busch has driven for Chip Ganassi Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, Furniture Row Racing, Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Racing in his Cup career, which began in 2000.
He is the winner of thirty-four Cup races and won his championship in the first season using the "Chase for the Cup" points format.
In addition to his stock car racing career, Busch has also raced in the Indianapolis 500, the 24 hours of Daytona, and in the National Hot Rod Association.