“It's definitely something I wouldn't shoot down. If I could win a championship in the next two or three years I wouldn't mind doing (F1) for a few years,” said Busch while at a press conference in Las Vegas earlier this year.
Now that the rumors about him maybe switching to Formula One in the near future started to appear in the media more often, his spokesman insisted that none of the allegations are true. As far as the driver is concerned, he is under contract with Joe Gibbs Racing until the end of 2010 and it's only then that he'll make a decision over his future.
“There's nothing to it. What was said (in Las Vegas) is all that needs to be said,” said his spokesman, as reported by Autoweek.
Since clinching a Sprint Cup championship this year is out of the question – he didn't make the Chase in 2009 – Windsor & Co. can only hope the Las Vegas born driver will eventually pull it off next year. For the time being, Busch is focused on taking his first Nationwide title in career, as he is leading the standings by 215 points with only 3 races to go.
With the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix closing in, the new teams should hurry up in setting their game plan for next season, as the drivers market will not remain open for too long. The experienced drivers are currently looking to secure their positions for next year as soon as possible, as testing for the new season kicks off only a few weeks after the 2009 finale.
Lined up for a racing seat with US GPE are Bruno Senna and Alexander Wurz, while Jacques Villeneuve is still waiting for that call to get back in F1 business.