Kurt Busch Wins Hearts With this Incredible Gesture for Fellow NASCAR Driver

Published 11/08/2021, 12:06 AM EST
Jul 11, 2021; Hampton, Georgia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kurt Busch (1) celebrates after he won at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports


As if there weren’t enough reasons to like Kurt Busch as a person, he just gave his fans another one. Prior to the Cup race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, he spearheaded a social movement. To be precise, he established the ‘Window for Hope’ initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer. So, every Cup car ran bright pink window nets on their cars in honor of this moment.

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Later on, the window nets were auctioned off, and the proceeds donated to charity. Now, Front Row Motorsports revealed that Busch won the bid for Anthony Alfredo’s window net. Later on, they gifted it to Alfredo’s mother, who lost her own mother to breast cancer. This Kurt Busch is a far cry from the hot-tempered racer that he used to be in his younger days. It is also something that he shared with his brother, Kyle Busch.

Kurt Busch is starting another chapter in his career in 2022

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Now, the Chip Ganassi Racing driver is competing in his final race for the team. This is because the team itself will no longer be in operation in 2022, as it has been sold to Trackhouse Racing. Fortunately, Busch and teammate Ross Chastain have found an alternative means of employment.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – OCTOBER 03: Anthony Alfredo, driver of the #21 Ceco Building Systems Chevrolet, walks the grid prior to the NASCAR Xfinity Series Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 03, 2020 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

While the 2004 Cup Series champion is heading to 23XI Racing to partner Bubba Wallace, Chastain will join the Trackhouse Racing team as the outfit’s second driver alongside Daniel Suarez.

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Without a doubt, Kurt Busch is excited to start a fresh chapter in his career, and 23XI Racing will benefit from it. Busch brings a wealth of experience, and the likes of Bubba Wallace will learn from him.

Additionally, the introduction of the Next Gen car will be a bit of a challenge in the 2022 season. However, an experienced head like Kurt Busch can help in the car’s development.

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For the moment though, he will have to focus on the 2021 season finale at the Phoenix Raceway, where he starts in fifth place.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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