On the Hot Seat: Kurt Busch

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On the Hot Seat: Kurt Busch is the first in a series of articles designed to examine drivers who might find themselves in a different spot in the 2022 season.  This may be due to contract prospects, developments in the sport, or evolving interests. 

Kurt Busch has been a mainstay in the NASCAR Cup Series for over two decades.  The Las Vegas, Nevada native has had a tumultuous career seeing him drive for close to half a dozen teams.  Going into the 2021 season the elder Busch brother has logged 32 wins, 150 top-fives, and 315 top-tens.  He is the 2004 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and the winner of the 2017 Daytona 500.  Despite a Hall of Fame-worthy resume, 2021 finds Kurt Busch in possibly the hottest seat of his entire career. 

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Kurt Busch Hits Jackpot with First Career Win at Hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Kurt Busch hits jackpot by winning the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 on Sunday at his home track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 27: Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kurt Busch hits jackpot by winning the NASCAR Cup Series South Point 400 on Sunday at his home track of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

With a career record of 0-for-21 coming into Sunday night’s South Point 400 at his hometown Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch may have felt like a ‘long shot.’ But with fortunate track position late in the race and some sure-bet restarts at the front of the field, Busch can now count himself a Vegas winner.

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Ross Chastain Joins CGR in the NASCAR Cup Series for the 2021 Season

Ross Chastain joins CGR and the No. 42 team for 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season in an announcement on Monday, September 21st.
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Ross Chastain, driver of the #10 Dyna-Gro Seed Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Ross Chastain joins CGR and the No. 42 team for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Season in an announcement on Monday, September 21st.

In an announcement on Monday from Chip Ganassi Racing, the organization reveals that Ross Chastain will pilot their No. 42 entry in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in the 2021 season. Chastain is a CGR development driver since 2018 and is now racing full-time in the Xfinity Series for Kaulig Racing. He is competing in the Xfinity Series Playoffs for the second time after his runner-up finish at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend.

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Dixon Turns Tables on Sato for Narrow, Exciting Victory at WWT Raceway

Dixon turns tables on Sato in a thrilling finish in the NTT IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday.
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Dixon turns tables on Sato in a thrilling finish in the NTT IndyCar Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday.

NTT INDYCAR SERIES points leader Scott Dixon continued his winning ways in 2020 by holding off a hard-charging Takuma Sato in thrilling fashion, winning the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Race 1 at World Wide Technology Raceway on Saturday, Aug. 29 in the second-closest INDYCAR finish ever at the track.

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Wallace, Mid-Week Racing, Daytona Road Course – Hot Topics Sound Off

Bubba Wallace, mid-week racing, and Daytona road course at the top of this week's Hot Topics Sound Off with Fan4Racing writer Andy Laskey.   Share your thoughts by commenting below.
LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE – AUGUST 02: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Cash App Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on August 02, 2020, in Loudon, New Hampshire. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Wallace, mid-week racing, Daytona road course are at the top of this week’s Hot Topics Sound Off with Fan4Racing writer Andy Laskey. Share your thoughts by commenting below.

Rumor: Bubba Wallace to Chip Ganassi Racing

A surprising turn in the 2021 silly season, is the recent rumor of Bubba Wallace possibly taking Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 42 Chevy, in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. While many peg Ross Chastain for the seat, Bubba Wallace could certainly bring a lot to that team.

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