After a slight bit of uncertainty, but as most people believed would happen, Stewart-Haas Racing and Kurt Busch worked out a deal for the 2018 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season.
There were some that thought someone else would end up in the No. 41 car, but most were correct in assuming Busch would be back in the car he’s driven since 2014. It was announced Tuesday that Busch and SHR would be re-signing on a one-year deal for the partnership to remain intact for the upcoming season, as reported by motorsport.com.
In his four years with SHR, Busch has made the playoffs each year, with two top-10 finishes in the point standings during that time. The 2004 Cup Series champion won last season’s Daytona 500 for his lone win on the season, with six top-5 finishes, and 15 top-10’s.
“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.
He also said how excited he is to be entering the season as a Monster Energy athlete, driving in a car by his favorite manufacturer, Ford.
He shared his appreciation for the commitment for optimum performance shown by SHR and believes he has everything he needs to be successful this upcoming season.
“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,: Busch said.
Busch will be joining Kevin Harvick, Aric Almirola, and Clint Bowyer on the SHR roster. His crew chief will be announced at a later time, but we’re excited to see his upcoming paint schemes.