The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has big plans for the future. Kyle Busch has detailed how he will pass the figurative torch to his son, Brexton Busch, before he retires.
#18 Toyota Camry driver Joe Gibbs Racing meets members of the media during race weekend at Richmond Raceway. He faced more questions about his ongoing contract negotiations for 2023 and explained that this upcoming deal is very important to him and Kyle Busch Motorsports.
“I’m six, seven, maybe eight years older if I play it all perfectly,” Busch explained, quote courtesy of Toyota Racing. “Brexton and I shared a truck when he was 16, when he was 16 and 17. And then it’s his when he’s 18. And I’m done. I’m outside. You know what I mean? Like it was the perfect game.
“And so, if I can line it all up, you know, the track exists for a Busch. Obviously, he’s quite good at it. He earns a lot. He earns more than me. I hear about it every day. So the track for him – if you want to look at it that way – is over 30 years old, so you know he can carry on that legacy much longer than I can.
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Brexton has already achieved considerable success
As Busch noted, there are still several years to go before Brexton is ready to take on the Truck Series while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He still has plenty of time to make more moves on dirt tracks across the country.
Brexton has been on a busy schedule since getting his first taste of racing, and he’s already had quite a bit of success. Some of the examples are his five combined wins at Wayne County Speedway and Rush County Fairgrounds in 2022. Brexton also has runners-up at US 24 Speedway.
Like his father, Brexton was able to quickly achieve success. He won his first race in September 2020, about a month into his career. Per Sprint Source, he also won nine times at six different tracks during the 2021 season. Brexton only continued that trend in 2022 while continuing to grow as a powerhouse.
Busch has goals to pursue before passing the torch
Busch has plans in place to pass the torch to his son, but he’s not ready to hang up his driving shoes. He has several years to pursue his own goals before retiring from a full-time schedule in the Cup Series.
The main one of these goals is to add more wins to his total and win another championship. Busch has 60 career wins at NASCAR’s top tier, most among active drivers and ninth all-time. However, he is just one win ahead of Kevin Harvick after the trip to Michigan International Speedway. Adding more would put some distance between him and his co-champion.
Another important objective is linked to these victories. Busch is currently tied with Richard Petty for the most consecutive seasons with a win (18). If the Las Vegas native can win in the 2023 season, he’ll break the tie and set a new NASCAR record.
Of course, the most important goal is to add another championship trophy to the collection. Busch has two Cup Series titles, which puts him tied with five other drivers. There are six drivers ahead of him who have three championships, one who has four (Jeff Gordon) and three who have seven.
It is undeniable that Busch will become a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame after the end of his career. He has won 224 times in all three National Series, and he has three championships also counting the 2009 Xfinity Series season. Adding more wins – and potentially – another championship would only make it more shoo-in.
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