Kurt Busch met with the media at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday and was asked about plans for next year:
YOU MENTIONED LOOKING AT 2020 AND BEYOND. AFTER THE RACE, YOU SAID ON MONDAY YOU WERE GOING TO START LOOKING AT CONTRACTS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. HAVE YOU STARTED THE BALL ROLLING? I GET THE INDICATION YOU HAVE NO DESIRE TO GO ANYWHERE
"It doesn’t matter if I’m driving in 2020 and beyond. It would be what I’d want to do to help a program or to give my knowledge and to be part of a team and to make things work here for 2019 and continue to improve whether I’m driving or I’m not, to help all of Ganassi. It’s just a matter of if I’m driving or I’m not. I’m still going to do my job to make sure we are progressing and pushing toward the future on what I believe is important and what they want to do to apply it and what they believe is important and what I have to listen to."
IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE YOU HAVE ANY INTENTION TO STOP DRIVING
"You’re asking me all these fun questions when everything is on a high. When everything is great and we’re coming out of Victory Lane and having fun scavenging rides home and just living at the top level. We’ll see how things all piece together. I don’t have all the full answers, but things are all pointing in the right direction to be teamed-up together and to continue to race and to win races and to run at a championship. I mean I haven’t thought about other than through your question. But if I’m able to make a run at the championship, that could change things as well, and that wouldn’t happen until the week of Thanksgiving."
— Team Chevy —