The official statement from NASCAR read "He has accepted the terms and conditions of a reinstatement program and is actively participating in the program.Busch's eligibility for reinstatement will continue to be governed by that program and the NASCAR rule book, though the elimination of the possibility of criminal charges certainly removes a significant impediment to his reinstatement." In October 2014 at Martinsville, Busch was introduced to polo player Ashley Van Metre by her sister, who was also a friend of Busch.
2004 Nextel Cup Series Champion 2003 IROC Champion 2010 Coca-Cola 600 Winner 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Winner 2011 Budweiser Shootout Winner 2017 Daytona 500 Winner 1999 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Tour Champion Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978), is an American professional stock car racing driver. He is the older brother of 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch.
He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. The brothers are second-generation racing drivers; their father, Tom, won several NASCAR-sanctioned events.
At the age of six, Busch was accompanying his father to the track and driving go-carts himself.
As an underage teenager, he competed in Dwarf competition winning in just his second race, at the Las Vegas Speedway Park.
His Cup career has also included a series of arguments, fights with other drivers, profanity-laced tirades, and legal problems that have resulted in suspensions on three different occasions, the most recent being in February 2015.
Busch was born to Thomas and Gaye Busch in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On July 27, 2006, three years to the day of them meeting on a blind date, they were married in Virginia.
The footage was taped and later aired on national television.
Busch has also driven for Furniture Row Racing, Phoenix Racing, Penske Racing, and Roush Racing in his Sprint Cup career, which began in 2000.
The winner of twenty-nine Cup career races, Busch was driving for Roush Racing when he won the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship.