All the Motorsports media outlets jumped on the fact that Stewart-Haas Racing will not be picking up the option on his current contract for next season. Even after Stewart-Haas Racing stated on Twitter that they expected Kurt to return next year, still others insisted that he would be “out of a job.” This is simply not the case.
Yes, Kurt is a free agent.
This means he could entertain offers from other teams.
It also means that Stewart-Haas Racing could sign him to a new contract with different stipulations. I think this is the most likely scenario.
It’s what’s called a contract year for him. These things happen to everyone in the sport. People sign new contracts all the time, even if it’s with the same team. Kurt will be OK.