‘It’s intimidating,’ Kurt Busch on working for Michael Jordan in his new NASCAR outfit

Find out what Kurt Busch had to say about driving for NBA legend Michael Jordan in his new NASCAR outfit 23X1 racing

Michael Jordan and Kurt Busch
Michael Jordan and Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch the senior Busch brother and NASCAR veteran had an amazing career in NASCAR he won the Cup Series in 2004, the Daytona 500 in 2017 where his younger brother who is more accomplished than him in terms of accolades collected is yet to register a win. He is also part of the exclusive group of drivers who have secured a win in all three NASCAR series.

In his NASCAR cup series career, which spans over 22 years, the 42 years old has represented 6 different teams on the track before joining his current outfit 23X1 Racing which is NBA legend Michael Jordan’s venture into NASCAR alongside racer Denny Hamlin.

Kurt Busch, who drives the No 45 Toyota Camry TRD alongside his new teammate Bubba Wallace, had a slow start to 2022 as he was only able to finish P19 in the 2022 season opener Daytona 500 whereas Bubba Wallace finished P2. Now Kurt Busch has expressed how he feels working for his boss Michael Jordan in an exclusive interview with Popculture.   

Find out what Kurt Busch said

Bubba Wallace
Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch acknowledged that it is intimidating and performance-demanding to work with Michael Jorden’s team. Kurt Busch went on to say that all this resonates with his character traits where adding he uses that tenacity inside him to aspire people surrounding him to either on the race track or the shop to work harder.  

“It’s intimidating, but at the same time he demands performance and that’s who I am. I love to pull from within and to bring that tenacity and to bring that drive every day to the racetrack or the race shop. And it helps the others around me learn and give that same effort. And so, it’s that right here, it’s right here in your soul where you push harder,” Kurt Busch said.

Denny Hamlin
Denny Hamlin

Kurt Busch added that having Denny Hamlin 23X1 team co-owner and his fellow NASCAR racer who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing perfectly balance the team ownership dynamic. He added that Toyota, his car manufacturer is pushing him and his teammate, Bubba Wallace, well.

Denny Hamlin’s the same way as an owner/driver. And so, it’s a great balance through with the ownership, with my teammate Bubba Wallace, and the way that Toyota is pushing us as well,” Kurt Buch added.

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