Kurt Busch who turns 44 years old next month is currently in his 22nd full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series.
The 23XI Racing driver was a Thursday morning guest on CBS, Busch who drives the No. 45 Toyota for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s co-owned team suggested that his NASCAR retirement might be near.
Busch was asked by CBS host what was potentially in store for him following the 2023 season.
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“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 part of this,’” Busch said of his time with 23XI Racing. “And I’m glad that I’m having the chance to drive next year for the team, and I might be done driving after that.”
“There’s a few different options, and for me, the team just gave me so much respect about a month ago,” Busch said. ‘They said, ‘You can drive as long as you want to drive for us. We really appreciate you driving.’”
To celebrate NASCAR’s 75th season, professional drivers are expected to head to Chicago next summer for the first-ever street race in NASCAR Cup Series history.@KurtBusch says the race is an "unprecedented, bold move" for his sport — and shares why it may be his last lap. pic.twitter.com/gChP1yJcTU
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) July 21, 2022
The 2004 Cup champion said that 23XI Racing asked him two months ago “how long do you want to drive?”
“We started going through our draft picks of different drivers that we’re looking at,” Busch added. “And just again, with the possibility of going to a third car and getting Tyler as a strong talent signed up this soon it helps us go and look for sponsorship way further in advance. So this gives us options.”
Kyle Busch brought instant credibility to 23XI Racing when he signed for the team.