Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing have a deal

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By Jerry Jordan, Editor

The deal is finally done as Kurt Busch and Stewart-Haas Racing agree on an extension that will keep him behind the wheel of the No. 41 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Monster Energy.

“Having my hard work pay off by winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and the 2017 Daytona 500 has given me the drive to continue conquering the NASCAR world,” Busch said. “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. 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.”

Busch, 39, has competed in the Cup series since 2001 on a full-time basis. Busch joined Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014. During his time at Stewart-Haas, Busch has collected five wins, including the 2017 Daytona 500, 31 top-fives, 68 top-tens and six poles.

While inking a deal to continue racing at the top-level of NASCAR, Busch has recently signed with Livewire Entertainment in Orlando, FL to serve as his management agency.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Kurt’s team and to help elevate his career in and out of the NASCAR world where he has already made a big splash,” says Founder of Livewire Entertainment Joe Mulvihill, who assisted his long time clients Boyz II Men with their Las Vegas residency and hit Geico commercial.

Co-manager Whitney Fatone says, “Working with Kurt over the last few months, I’ve seen the incredible talent he has on the race track, and in so many other areas, that I look forward to sharing with his fans as we continue to grow his brand”.

Busch has also decided to harbor his burgeoning media career by hiring Hollywood agency ICM Partners. He will begin to appear on air through 2018 and has already met with a number of prominent networks to discuss roles in and outside of NASCAR.

Kurt will be represented by Matt Sorger and Lou Oppenheim who issued the following statement: “We are thrilled to be working with a premier talent such as Kurt and believe he has a long and great future in television ahead of him”.

4 Comments

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  2. Tracy

    December 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The beginning of the end of his career it sounds like

  3. Denton Kriebel

    December 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    O.k now we know that story.who is going to be his crew chief.?

    EDITOR’S NOTE: I am not sure but if I were betting on it, I would go with Tony Gibson. I think he might have one more year in him. We will have to see. -Jerry Jordan

  4. Cliff Marchant

    December 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Kurt is a good driver. Glad he got an extension on his contract.

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