Over nearly the last two decades, Kyle Busch has been a staple in the NASCAR scene. Along the way, Busch has found a tremendous amount of success in his illustrious career. With that territory has come his desire to bring an end to one aspect of his professional racing days.
Kyle Busch’s NASCAR career
Since becoming a full-time NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch has experienced a significant amount of success.
The 35-year-old has been one of the best drivers in the sport over nearly the last two decades. Busch has secured a pair of Cup Series championships, 57 wins, and 316 top-ten finishes. He ranks second among active drivers in career Cup Series wins and 10th on the all-time victory list.
He has also garnered 97 Xfinity Series wins, a series championship, and 258 top-ten finishes. Busch has found substantial success in the Camping World Truck Series with 59 wins in 155 career races. According to NASCAR, he is the all-time record-holder for wins in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
He’s currently tied for third all-time with 16 straight seasons with at least one Cup Series wins, which is only two years behind tying Hall of Famer Richard Petty for the all-time mark. His dominance on the track has engrained him as one of the faces of the sport.
Busch recently took a strong stance with one aspect of his career that could see an end quite soon.
Kyle Busch knows when he will retire from NASCAR Xfinity Series
Kyle Busch has spent close to two decades taking part in the Xfinity Series, where he’s found the bulk of his career success.
Although he’s taken the part-time route in the series over the last several years, he continues to race. Busch’s time in that venture is nearing its end as he’s made it quite clear that he’s aiming for the 100 career win mark. However, the limitation in the number of events he can participate in annually has extended that journey, as he noted last year, according to Jayski.
“Yeah, I’ve said it over and over again,” Busch said. “I would be there by now and I would have been out of it by now but apparently NASCAR and the fans love me there so much they keep making limitations on keeping me there. I’ve also said that I’ll get to 100 and then I don’t need to be there. That’s just kind of a number I would like to get to.”
The 35-year-old is scheduled to participate in five Xfinity Series races in 2021. Busch will compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway (March 20), Circuit of the Americas (May 22), Texas Motor Speedway (June 12), Nashville Superspeedway (June 19), and Road America (July 3).
There is an opportunity for him to hit that century win mark this year, but that would require him to win at a 60% clip. Busch has won five out of his last 11 Xfinity Series races, including four out of his seven events in 2019.
The odds may be against him reaching that career feat in 2021, but the opportunity is there, and it could mark his last year as an Xfinity Series driver.
No desire to step away from the Cup Series any time soon
Kyle Busch may be nearing the end of his Xfinity Series career, but that isn’t the same feeling he carries toward his time as a Cup Series driver.
Busch continues to find tremendous success in that regard as he’s only two years removed from winning his second championship. He has also finished in the top five in the points standing six times in the last eight years, including winning his two titles.
According to Motor Racing Network, the 35-year-old recently voiced that he has at least another decade left in him to continue his Cup Series career.
The biggest thing for me is that I have time on my side,” Busch said. “I’m 35, but a lot of guys go into 43-45, Kevin [Harvick] being on the upper spectrum of the 44-45 range. So I feel like there’s a good 10 years left at least, I’d love to be competitive that long. There’s a lot of young guys coming up and obviously getting better.”
NASCAR fans can reassured that they will see Kyle Busch and his antics around the track for at least the next decade.