||• NASCAR Driver
Height: 5' 11"
- Kurt’s 2004
championship was the closest in the history of NASCAR.
- Kurt led all but
one of the ’04 season’s last 10 events at one time or
another, and finished in the Top 10 nine times.
- Kurt's 2004 title
was the second straight for Ford. The last time Ford won two straight
NASCAR championships was in 1968-69, when David Pearson was the top
driver twice in a row.
- Kurt won $5.2
million as NASCAR’s 2004 champion.
- Kurt hasn’t made many friends in NASCAR. In
a 2006 poll by GQ Magazine, he finished behind Barry Bonds and Terrell
Owens as the
third least-liked athlete.
- After Kurt won in 2006 at Bristol, he got
out of his car and made pretend snow angels on the infield. It had
snowed at the track a few days earlier.
- When Kurt’s
engine blew in Atlanta and Jimmie Johnson won the race, NASCAR conspiracy
theorists claimed it was the organization’s way of tightening
up the season-ending Nextel Chase.
- Kurt once drew
the ire of the fans when he described Jimmy Spencer as a “loveable
- Kurt graduated
from high school with a 3.6 GPA.