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NASCAR drivers

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.

NASCAR's hottest drivers and the companies that sponsor them

By sponsoring NASCAR events, Lemonis joins the pantheon of businesses that have put their money behind the sport and its top drivers. But who are some of those drivers, and who has sponsored them? Read ahead to find out.