Kurt Busch will be at next week's White House visit with President Obama after all, he said Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Busch had previously been listed by NASCAR as one of the drivers who is not attending. But the Penske Racing driver said that "all along, it was my intention to go – we just had to clear up a scheduling issue."
"We'll be there next Wednesday," he said. "I mean, who would turn down the opportunity to go to the White House? To me, it's an honor and it's a privilege. I've had the chance to meet Bush and Obama in the past. To be a Chase driver and go to the White House, it's an important visit because I might not make the Chase every year, and I'll miss out on those opportunities."
Busch had to move his official photoshoot for next season, which has to be completed by the end of September. That makes this month even busier for Busch than it already was, but he said moving the date was "obviously the right choice."
That leaves four drivers – Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards – who will not attend the White House visit, according to NASCAR.