Kurt Busch has won two races this year and has clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Kurt Busch will continue his course with Stewart-Haas Racing.
Gene Haas says he and the former NASCAR champion had a “handshake deal” that enable Busch to drive the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevy beyond this season.
I really enjoy driving for Gene and Tony, and it’s my intention to continue driving for them
“Kurt Busch is one of those unique personalities,” Haas told Motorsport.com. “We’re in the process (of re-signing)….three weeks ago, we had a handshake deal that he would come back. But we’re still working on his contract, too.
“So we expect him to be back. We expect to have more sponsors for him. We expect a lot of things and when it all sorts out, we’ll have an announcement then.”
Busch is currently ninth in the Sprint Cup point standings with two wins, three poles, seven top fives and 12 top 10 finishes in 18 starts. He’s led 721 laps this season — second only to his SHR teammate Kevin Harvick.
"I really enjoy driving for Gene and Tony, and it’s my intention to continue driving for them," Kurt told Motorsport.com. "My focus right now is finishing the regular season strong, then going for a championship.”
The 37-year-old Las Vegas native has 27 Cup wins, 19 poles, 113 top fives and 213 top 10 finishes in 525 starts. Since winning the title the year the Chase debuted in 2004, Busch has qualified for the playoffs nine times.