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Kurt Busch

Racing is in Kurt Busch's blood. His father, Tom Busch, was a NASCAR driver during the 1970s, and his experience inspired a teenaged Kurt to start racing dwarf cars.

He transitioned to racing full-size cars at age 20 and began competing in NASCAR events the following year. A scant three years later, he had already racked up more than $6.2 million in winnings.

Busch is sponsored by the Furniture Row home furnishings company. Additional sponsors include Alpinestars, Chevrolet and Monster Energy, maker of highly caffeinated drinks.

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