The 2021 NASCAR regular season came to an exciting end last night with the Coke Zero Sugar 400 race completing the Cup Series year.
NASCAR saved some of its fireworks for the final race with a crash-filled race that most drivers were happy to finish. Veteran NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was one of many racers to be involved in incidents at the Daytona International Speedway. The victor driver Ryan Blaney, his second consecutive racing victory. Bubba Wallace has reason to be optimistic for the future with a second-place finish in the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
The news was not as great for Busch as his car took a thorough beating while going around the track. Busch took to social media after the race to give fans a glimpse of his beaten-up car and the toll it takes on drivers. It is safe to say that Busch’s vehicle has seen much better days than its current state.
“Before. After. That’s the last lap of Daytona for ya,” the NASCAR star says in the social media post. Tried to stay with Daniel/Chevy when he made his move but hooked him the wrong way with my momentum moving forward — that’s one me. Thanks to 7Eleven for being on board, and for all you do with Monster Energy. It’s playoff time.”
Several NASCAR fans posted in the comments section that they are thankful he didn’t get hurt.
“Sorry, Kurt!” a NASCAR fan writes in the comments. “I was hoping you’d get the win last night. I can’t imagine how crazy it was for you all because it was crazy just watching! Go get ’em at Darlington!”
Kurt Bush wrapped up his spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs earlier this year and enters the postseason with a lot of momentum. He will look to bring home a championship with his run through the playoffs.
Busch made big NASCAR news recently when he revealed he will be racing for 23XI Racing next season. He joins fellow racing star Bubba Wallace on the racing team headed by former NBA great Michael Jordan.
He will also be switching up numbers with his new team and will drive the number 45 for the company. The number 45 was previously driven by former NASCAR star Kyle Petty to honor his late son, Adam Petty. Kyle Petty gave his blessing for Busch to assume the number 45 Toyota Camry racing car.
“The number 45 is a special number to myself and the entire Petty family,” Kyle Petty says in the statement. “We look forward to seeing that number back on the NASCAR race track and contending for race wins and championships. Seeing the number compete again, under the 23XI Racing banner, with Kurt behind the wheel, is exciting for us.”