Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI
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Why NASCAR's most resilient driver has landed on his feet at 23XI

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In a career that has had many ups and downs, Kurt Busch has been written off many times before. But facing career uncertainty after the sale of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team, the 2004 Cup champion has found a new berth at Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI organisation - which underlines his enduring value

When most drivers his age are contemplating retirement – or have been forced out already – Kurt Busch is set to start over in 2022, something with which he is very familiar.

The decision by 23XI Racing to add the 43-year-old to its organisation as it expands next season is a testament to the 2004 champion's resilience when even getting a first opportunity in the premier Cup series can be extremely difficult.

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