NASCAR Cup champion and 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch confirmed his renewal with Stewart-Haas Racing on Tuesday, as Motorsport.com previously reported he would.
The Las Vegas native has piloted the No. 41 car since he was recruited by Gene Haas in 2014 and has qualified for the Monster Energy Cup Series Playoffs in each of his four years since signing with SHR.
Busch, 39, has 29 career wins, 22 poles, 131 top fives and 258 top 10s in 612 Cup starts.
“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 joins 2014 Cup champion Kevin Harvick as well as Clint Boywer and Aric Almirola on the SHR roster. A crew chief for Busch will be named at a later date.
Busch also has signed on with Livewire Entertainment of Orlando, which will serve as his management agency. His media interests will be handled by ICM Partners of Hollywood.