Former Cup Series Champion planning to retire at the end of the season

NASCAR fans have witnessed quite a few superstars walk away from the sport over the last couple of seasons, but it never seems to make it any easier when it happens again. In fact, it just makes it harder after watching that drivers career play out before your very eyes.

Whether you realize it or not, you start to feel closer to them and even begin to cherish their moments on the track. Maybe some fans don’t go that far, but it’s a respect thing. For example, Jeff Gordon was despised for dominance throughout the early 20’s, but was respected greatly during his final years.

With that being said and another season already halfway in the books,, it is being reported that Kurt Busch may be ditching NASAR to race in the Le Mans series for Ganassi. Not only would the move surely bring in someone new to take over Busch’s ride, but also might mark the end his NASCAR career.

“My first step is next week to go with Chip Ganassi to Le Mans and check out the GT program that he has and to experience Le Mans as a fan, Busch said during an interview with NBC, ” and also can I get a ride for next year and see how that plays out and does the schedule work out next year,”

While watching Kurt Busch walk away from the sport to pursue other ventures will be sad to watch, but it could result in another young driver landing a pretty lucrative spot. Maybe it could even finally cement another young driver as a threat to the title.

In the end, this is huge for the silly season and is going to cause a lot of speculation around Kurt Busch’s contract going forward. Interestingly enough, however, Busch is reportedly signed to a one year contract and very well could walk away from Cup racing after the season is over.

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