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Kurt Busch Eyes Racing Revival Beyond NASCAR Retirement

Kurt Busch Eyes Racing Revival: Kurt Busch officially concluded his NASCAR Cup Series tenure following an injury during the 2022 Pocono practice session. Since then, the former 23XI Racing driver has remained behind the scenes, steering clear of the racecar. However, recent revelations indicate that Busch isn’t quite finished with his racing aspirations.

During an appearance on Corey LaJoie’s podcast, Busch hinted at a potential return, expressing, “Gassing something up, of course, would be something I’d love to do eventually.” When quizzed about his racing wishlist, he revealed, “Top of the list: I’ve always yearned to compete in Le Mans.”

“I had the desire to race there, and Jim France gave me the nod if I were cleared to race with that garage 56 program. Currently aligned with Toyota, that’s my family right now.”

He elaborated, “Yet, I’m still in touch with the Australian V8 Supercars crew, including Ambrose. There’s also racing stuff down in Brazil with, not Tony Kanaan, but (Hélio) Castroneves, who’s my guy.”

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Busch also referenced Nelson Piquet, acknowledging his noteworthy Brazilian Stock Cars program, a potential avenue for his participation. “I simply aim to travel, have fun, race among the world’s elite without the pressure of point systems or other commitments…”

Further in the conversation, Busch revealed his efforts to familiarize himself with the track layout of venues like Circuit de la Sarthe (Le Mans). Discussing his interests, he added, “Then there’s the Nürburgring, a bucket list item after my racing career. I envisioned sending one of my sports cars to Germany and navigating the Nürburgring.”

Beyond leisurely driving his personal sports car, Busch contemplated participating in the rigorous 24 Hours of Nürburgring. However, racing on the Nürburgring would entail navigating intense challenges, including significant lap distances, intricate corners, and dramatic elevation changes.

Nevertheless, the prospect of Busch returning to the race scene in the future, reveling in the joy of racing without championship pressures, remains intriguing.

Also read: Kurt Busch Emotional Speech: NASCAR Farewell and Mentorship Commitment

Our Reader’s Queries

Will Kurt Busch return in 2023?

In October of last year, Kurt Busch revealed that he would not be participating in the NASCAR Cup Series full-time in 2023 due to a head injury. However, he emphasized that this was not a retirement announcement, but rather a temporary step back to focus on his recovery. Busch hopes to eventually receive medical clearance to return to racing.

Why is Kurt Busch retiring from racing?

Kyle Busch recently shared a touching message for his brother Kurt, who was forced to retire early due to a head injury sustained at Pocono Raceway in 2020. As a former Cup Series Champion himself, Kyle understands the challenges and sacrifices that come with being a professional racer. His heartfelt words serve as a reminder of the bond between brothers and the importance of supporting each other through difficult times. Kurt’s retirement may have been unexpected, but his legacy in the racing world will continue to inspire and motivate others for years to come.

Does Kurt Busch still work for 23XI?

Despite being injured in a qualifying crash at Pocono Raceway in July, Busch remains a member of 23XI Racing and is available to assist Reddick and Bubba Wallace. He has taken on the role of consultant with the team and is also serving as a brand ambassador for Monster Energy. Busch is comfortable in his current position and is committed to supporting the team in any way he can.

How much is Kyle Busch worth in 2023?

With two NASCAR Cup Series championships under his belt and a recent move to Richard Childress Racing, his estimated net worth is a staggering $80 million.

Khushal Bhatia
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Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with Slicksandsticks.com, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.
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