Six months after winning NASCAR's biggest race, Kurt Busch is now a victim of the wildest Silly Season in recent memory.
Stewart-Haas Racing has informed Busch the organization will not pick up the option on the 2017 Daytona 500 winner and 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion for next season.
Stewart-Haas has until midnight on Tuesday (when the company's option expires) to reverse its decision, but the expectation is that Busch will not drive the No. 41 Ford for SHR in 2018.
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Stewart-Haas Racing on Kurt Busch. https://twitter.com/StewartHaasRcng/status/892424884449685504— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) August 1, 2017