NASCAR Cup star Kyle Busch just turned 38, but according to his recent statements, he’s not taking his foot off the gas pedal anytime soon. The all-time wins leader in the Xfinity Series (102 victories) and Truck Series (63) wants to still be racing when he’s 50 years old. And, he has a goal to race alongside his only son, Brexton, who just turned 8.
While Kyle Busch already ranks as one of stock car’s best ever, another 12 years on the track would likely put him in the elite category of icons like Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. And as far as his son is concerned, Busch would be in an advantageous position to bring him along as his natural successor in Kyle Busch Racing. At least, that seems like that’s the scenario that the NASCAR driver already has mapped out in his mind.
Busch commented that Brexton would likely compete in short track Truck events while he was 16 and 17 years old, while Kyle would compete on bigger and longer tracks.
“I would say in a perfect world—I’ve kind of dreamt this up a little bit—in a perfect world, I would retire from Cup racing when Brexton is 15 years old,” Kyle Busch said, adding he would “run a full truck series season to see if I can win a truck series championship,” Busch would then transition to fully retiring at around 50-years-old.
The driver of the No. 8 Chevy has alluded to his plans before but still has some business to handle before he steps aside and hands the keys over. After already achieving massive success on stock car racing’s premier circuit, he joined the Richard Childress Racing Team this year. Prior to that, he had been a mainstay for Joe Gibbs Racing.
While the thought of Kyle Busch – one of the sport’s biggest names – taking such a left turn at this point in his career, he gave his reasoning at the time.
“I had to find a place where I knew I could go win races immediately,” he said once the ink on the deal was dry. “Collecting trophies is still the main reason why I get up every day and go to the racetrack in order to do this every week.”
Kyle Busch on what he has learned about Richard Childress, Austin Dillon and RCR as a whole in his first five months racing with the organization: pic.twitter.com/v6jNut8fa7
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Since first coming to NASCAR in 2001, Busch has become one of the most prolific and popular drivers on the track. The Las Vegas native has 367 top-ten finishes in his career but has notably never won the Daytona 500.