Kurt Busch drove the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing vehicle for five years with backing from Monster Energy.
Kurt Busch and sponsor Monster Energy will move to Chip Ganassi Racing next season for Busch's 20th season in NASCAR. Who will end up replacing him behind the wheel of the #41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, and what will Jamie McMurray end up doing? "Along with Monster Energy, winning races, and competing at the highest level, it's what we are all about".
December 03, 2018 - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA: Kurt BUSCH (1) and the Monster Energy Chevrolet take their pre season photographs at RK Motors in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ganassi's forward-thinking approach is why I have made a decision to commit all my years of Monster Energy Cup experience to CGR. McMurray is expected to race in the Daytona 500 for Ganassi, and he's been offered a management role with the team. "Let's win, let's have fun!"
"I had opportunities to drive [for other teams]; they just weren't opportunities I wanted", McMurray said during the last race weekend of the 2018 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November. I've always believed he's one of the most talented drivers on this planet.
"The Obaika Racing team is working hard through the winter to put fast cars on track next year, and I have every confidence that Tanner is going to work hard to improve every race and get the most out of our equipment".
Busch confirmed this news by posting a video on Twitter.
Here is what Chip Ganassi Racing team owner Chip Ganassi had to say about Busch driving for the team in the 2019 season, according to NASCAR. After running seven races in 2000, he went full-time in the series a year later. Martin Truex Jr. raced for the team in 2009 but did not win a Cup title until 2017. He began his full-time Cup career in 2001 with Jack Roush, and won the 2004 championship in the inaugural year of the playoff format.
"We're finally taping into the pocket book of Gene Haas", Tony Stewart stated five years ago when he heard the surprise announcement.