Las Vegas native Kurt Busch signed with 23XI Racing earlier in the season, but what does this mean for the driver's future? We discuss the five biggest questions fans are asking about his new ride for 2022

#5 Will Kurt Busch clash with Bubba Wallace in 2022?

#5 Will Kurt Busch clash with Bubba Wallace in 2022?

Kurt Busch has always had an exciting personality, and while that hasn't always faired well for him, it has made him one of the most polarizing drivers on the Cup Series circuit. Of course, he has cooled down over the years and even went to anger management counseling at the height of his issues, but he is still beyond passionate. The question, though, is whether that passion will somehow conflict with what 23XI Racing is trying to do with Bubba Wallace?

For example, it's pretty evident that Bubba Wallace is the future of 23XI Racing, but what if Kurt Busch starts having success before he does? Not only will this push the notion that Wallace doesn't deserve his ride, which is detrimental to his public image, but it could also force Wallace into a jealous, defensive position. That's not the kind of tension you want between teammates.

In the end, Busch looks pretty level-headed, and so does Wallace. Furthermore, Kurt Busch was highly supportive of Ross Chastain during his time at Chip Ganassi Racing, making him an excellent mentor for the young driver. His experience in the Cup Series could even be what finally helps  Wallace Jr to a championship. Here's hoping the two work great together and can be competitive against the top teams in NASCAR. 

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