Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/30/14

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 03: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week NMPA Myers Brothers Awards at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino on December 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
I don't see Kurt Busch being on the sidelines very long after his release from Penske Racing on Monday. You have to know that with his talent behind the wheel of a stock car, there are a lot of discussions going on with various owners and sponsors right now about how to possibly make something happen with Kurt. The bottom line is we are a performance-driven sport. Let's face it, for all his baggage, Kurt has performed at the highest level. He's won 24 Sprint Cup races and claimed the Cup Series championship in 2004. He has also won at least one race for the last nine consecutive years. Actually, in most years there have been multiple wins. The bigger hurdle is a sponsor. You don't have to sell Kurt to an owner that heavily. What sponsor can you sell Kurt to that is willing to take the risk? That's the biggest challenge right now. Remember that our sport is not like the NFL, MLB etc. We are a sponsorship-driven sport. That sponsor invests their marketing money in hopes of TV expos...
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