By Jessica Rourk
NASCAR star Kurt Busch has dealt with more than his share of professional and personal splits over the past couple of years. He and motorsports powerhouse Penske Racing parted ways following a tumultuous, headline-grabbing 2011 season, leaving the 2004 Cup Series champion with the much smaller and less-funded Phoenix Racing team for 2012. He and his wife, Eva, also quietly separated in 2011, eventually divorcing. Now it looks as if Busch is moving on from one of the couple's former homes as well. His Virginia Beach, Va., condo just hit the market for $2.8 million -- and it's also up for rent for $5,000 a month.
The three-bedroom, four-bath space is far from what race fans might expect from the rough-and-tumble Busch. Built in 2007, the 3,371-square-foot condo is full of modern finishes, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a dark mosaic backsplash in the kitchen. Although darker woods and finishes fill much of the space, floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of natural light, and well-placed pendant lighting adds beauty and function. According to property records, Busch purchased the condo for just over $2.8 million in 2009, so he would break even if he manages to get his full asking price.
The 2013 season also marks a fresh start professionally for the 34-year-old. Now driving for Furniture Row Racing, Busch is currently No. 29 in Sprint Cup standings. And with 23 races left before the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the 34-year-old has plenty of time to secure a spot in NASCAR's version of the playoffs and a trip to Champion's Week festivities in his native Las Vegas.
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