“Might be done driving after that” Kurt Busch hints at retirement from NASCAR in 2023

Is Kurt Busch set to retire from the sport in 2023 and passing his car to23x1's new signing Tyler Reddick

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Kurt Busch, Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace

Kurt Busch, the older Busch of the two, has been an integral part of modern NASCAR history and a generational talent who has an immense contribution to the growth of the sport in the 21st century. The veteran who started his cup career in 2000 has so far driven for seven different teams and four different manufacturers and is the longest-serving active driver in the cup grid.

Kurt Busch hit his peak in 2004 when he secured his maiden and only NASCAR cup championship in the No:97 Roush Racing Ford Mustang. Busch secured his first Daytona 500 win in 2017 and his highest finish since has been a P4  in 2009 driving for Penske Championship Racing. The veteran is now a driver for 23X1 Racing alongside Bubba Wallace as he made his debut this season with already bagging a win.

23X1 Racing, the team owned by NBA legend Michael Jordan and JGR veteran Denny Hamlin, has surprised everyone this season as they made the surprising announcement of No:8 RCR driver Tyler Reddick joining the team from 2024 after his contract with RCR runs out. The unprecedented announcement has stirred up questions on whether Bubba Wallace is getting replaced or Kurt Busch retiring.

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Find out what Kurt Busch said  

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Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch, when speaking on CBS Morning about the upcoming Chicago Street Race, acknowledged that he has been driving in the spot for more than 23 years which has been a kid-in-the-candy store moment for him all the time. He points out that he is happy with the fact that he is happy about being part of the sport and having a chance to drive next year and revealed that he might be done driving after that.

I’ve been in this sport 23 years, and this, to me, is like one of those kid-in-the-candy store moments of, ‘I wanna be a part of this. And I’m glad I’m having the chance to drive next year for the team, and I might be done driving after that,” Kurt Busch said.

With one win, coming in Dover Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch has already secured his spot in the 2022 playoff and is setting himself already to go the distance on the 10-race playoff. Busch also has the responsibility of getting his teammate, Bubba Wallace ready for his coming fight for playoff entry as he remains winless and spearheads Toyotas playoff hopes with his younger brother.

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