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LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JULY 16: Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 SiriusXM Radio Toyota, waits on the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2022 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - JULY 16: Kurt Busch, driver of the #45 SiriusXM Radio Toyota, waits on the grid during practice for the NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 16, 2022 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Kurt Busch Hints at Possible NASCAR Retirement Following 2023 Season

Kurt Busch is exactly two weeks away from turning 44 years old, which doesn’t make him the oldest driver in the NASCAR Cup Series, but in his 22nd full-time season at the sport’s highest level, he’s up there.

However, while a guest on CBS Mornings on Thursday, Busch — who currently pilots the No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s team — hinted that his NASCAR retirement might be approaching.

“I’ve been in this sport 23 years, and this, to me, is like one of those kid-in-the-candy-store moments of, ‘I wanna be part of this.’ And I’m glad that I’m having the chance to drive next year for the team, and I might be done driving after that.”

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