Kurt Busch to retire as full-time NASCAR competitor

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Kurt Busch to retire as full-time NASCAR competitor

Kurt Busch surprised fans after confirming that he steps away from full-time NASCAR competition. He is optimistic for the next period and expects to return. “I’m still not 100-percent and I’m still not cleared to race,” Busch said for motorsport.com “This is more of being unselfish and respecting what has to happen in this industry,” Busch said.

“I will get back to 100-percent I promise”. 23XI Racing also sent a message. They hope for a speedy recovery of this veteran and are grateful to him for everything. “From the day Kurt Busch joined our team we knew he was going to elevate our organization in many ways.

From earning 23XI our first playoff berth with his commanding win at Kansas Speedway to numerous hours spent off the track helping to grow our program, Kurt has made us better,” the 23XI Racing statement said. “This season took an unexpected turn with his injury.

Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Kurt has not stopped being a true professional and a trusted teammate. We fully support Kurt’s decision to focus on his health and are grateful for his guidance as our team builds a strong foundation for the future”.

David Wilson on Kurt Busch

David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development spoke highly of Busch and his achievements; “Kurt’s decision to step away from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition next year is certainly not something anyone expected when we started the season together and celebrated in victory lane at Kansas Speedway earlier this year.

Unfortunate circumstances led Kurt to a difficult decision, but we know that he will continue to contribute to the entire program at Toyota, TRD and 23XI Racing,” said David Wilson, president of Toyota Racing Development.

“He brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and firsthand championship experience to his team and fellow Toyota competitors. We’re here to support Kurt in this next chapter of his career and look forward to continuing to work alongside him”.