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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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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.

Silly Season Updates. 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.

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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Stewart - Haas Racing ’s other three drivers from the 2018 season are all set to return next year. Kevin Harvick is set to continue driving the #4 Ford while Aric Who will end up replacing Kurt Busch behind the wheel of the #41 Stewart - Haas Racing Ford in the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season?

Formerly driven by Kurt Busch (2014-2018). herever Daniel Suárez has raced , the 27-year-old driver has won. From go-karts to the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series to the NASCAR Truck Series to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Copyright 2019 © Stewart - Haas Racing .

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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