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An Emotional Kurt Busch Remarks on the 45 Taking the Win

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Jake Smith

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Kurt Busch gets choked up during the broadcast as Reddick drives the No. 45 to Victory Lane at COTA.

What’s Happening

Tyler Reddick fought through many rounds of overtime restarts to bring his No. 45 Monster Energy 23XI Toyota Camry. Former driver of the No. 45, Kurt Busch was a guest in the FOX broadcast booth today and started to fight emotions as he watched the last car he drove get the victory today in COTA.

Kurt Busch was scheduled to still drive the No. 45 for 23XI racing in 2023, before he was sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after a qualifying crash at Pocono last season.

  • Tyler Reddick hasn’t been showing promising results in the first handful of races, but last year Tyler Reddick really showed his road course skills. He carried those to his new team and dominated the field in today’s EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix and getting his first win with 23XI Racing.
  • As Tyler Reddick claimed the white flag and made his way through the esses, Kurt Busch showed his emotions through the FOX broadcast, sharing his thoughts on the hard work that 23XI has done to get to this point and how proud he was.
    • Kurt warms the hearts of fans as he gets emotional watching his old ride lead the field to the finish line at COTA. Many wonder how soon he will be able to return and 23XI has the No. 67 entry for him to use for a ‘better send-off.’

    Kurt Busch shares his emotions live on the broadcast as Tyler Reddick takes the checkered flag.

    The Main Characters

    FOX Sports reporter, Regan Smith caught up with COTA winner Tyler Reddick to get his reaction on battling through multiple restarts and early race strategy.

    Tyler Reddick’s family join him and his No. 45 team in celebration at the start/finish line.

    The No. 45 team celebrates as Reddick crosses the finish line after holding off some aggressive competition.

    Around The Garage

    Kurt Busch had Anthony Alfredo and Ryan Vargas getting emotional just listening to his voice breaking on air.

    In The Stands

    Hearing Kurt get emotional warms the hearts of fans and some hope for him to make a return soon and get a more deserving retirement from racing.

    On Your Screen

    Content Creator David Land was shocked to see the emotion from Kurt as he watched Reddick win in the No. 45.

    Eric Estepp shared his viewpoint from Tyler Reddick’s burnout in Turn 1.

    Black Flags Matter host, Darian Gilliam shares his heartwarming reaction to Kurt’s emotions getting to him.

    From The Pressbox

    SiriusXM NASCAR Producer, Davey Segal tweets out a cool stat that Larry McReynolds shared that Tyler Reddick is the 3rd driver to win in No. 45 in less than a year.

    News Writer for TDD, Cody Williams hopes to see Kurt Busch get the send off he deserves in his racing career.

    ELC Newscast Director, Christopher Hansen replies to our tweet in hopes to see Kurt back behind the wheel of a racecar soon as well.

    Kaitlyn Vincie with Fox Sports gave praise to Kurt Busch’s input and emotion in the booth today.

    There still is no word yet on when Kurt is healthy enough to be able to compete in a racecar again, but his emotions today seeing his old ride win shows that he misses being in the car. Fans are hoping to see him run a few races to give him a proper send off from his racing career in the Cup series.

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