SportKurt Busch will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019

04:40  03 december  2018
04:40  03 december  2018 Source:   nascar.com

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Stewart - Haas Racing has informed Busch the organization will not pick up the option on the 2017 Daytona 500 winner and 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion for next season. Stewart - Haas has until midnight on Tuesday (when the company's option expires) to reverse its

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Kurt Busch will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019© Jared C. Tilton Getty Images After five seasons at Stewart-Haas Racing, Kurt Busch is moving on for the 2019 season. The driver announced as much in a Sunday night tweet, with both the official team Twitter account and team co-owner Tony Stewart chiming in as well.

“I would like to thank Stewart-Haas for 5 fantastic years,” Busch said in part (see full tweet below).

The 2004 Monster Energy Series champion is leaving SHR after compiling six victories there, including the 2017 Daytona 500 with crew chief Tony Gibson. Many reports have Busch linked to the open No. 1 ride at Chip Ganassi Racing, but there was no immediate word on Busch’s plans for 2019, or SHR’s plans for its No. 41 Ford.

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Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch will return to the Stewart - Haas Racing stable in 2018, filling one of the final few remaining pieces of NASCAR's Silly Season. — Stewart - Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) December 13, 2017. “Knowing that SHR is committed to optimum performance

Kurt Busch 's contract with Stewart - Haas is expiring at the end of the season. Where could he end up next season? Where will Kurt Busch end up in 2019 ?

Busch is a 19-year veteran of the sport who has 30 wins on NASCAR‘s highest level. He qualified for the playoffs in all five seasons while at SHR. His latest victory came in the Bristol Night Race earlier this year.

Before SHR, Busch drove for Furniture Row Racing full time in 2013 and for part of the 2012 season. Busch began his premier series career driving for Jack Roush, and he was driving for Roush during his championship season in 2004.

Kurt and brother Kyle each have at least 30 victories on the premier-series level, the only sibling duo to accomplish the feat in NASCAR history.

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