#3 Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch was let go by SHR at the end of the 2018 season and while he was picked up pretty quickly by Chip Gannasi Racing to take over Jamie McMurray’s ride, it is still a step down from where he was. In fact, it could be such a huge step down that the move keeps him out of the playoffs.
With that being said and Jamie McMurray struggling to even finish in the top-20 in 2018, it should be obvious that Kurt Busch will struggle as well. Beyond that, he is also moving from Ford to Chevy, which is going to cause some growing pains as he gets acquainted to his new ride.
In all honesty, Busch will also now inherit the struggles that Chevrolet has been going through in the last year, which could also be a massive impasse in Busch trying to get back to the playoffs. In the end, maybe he will prove everyone wrong and help bring CGR back to its glory days, but don’t bank on it.