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“Didn’t Have a Good Night” – After HMS Star Sent a Harsh Message to Kyle Busch’s 8-YO Prodigy, RCR Made an Honest Admission About His Son’s Texas Outing

Published 09/24/2023, 10:55 AM EDT

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When Christopher Bell approached Kyle Busch and Brexton Busch to drive at the Micro Mania series at L’il Texas Motor Speedway last year, the Sprint racing fans went gaga. Indeed they were excited about the father-son duo participating in the race alongside other seasoned drivers.

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And Brexton Busch did not fail to amaze the racing community. He won the first night’s race at the mini track and took home the winner’s trophy and the check for $100. Kyle Busch seems to have taken all the tips from his son before making his Cup Series start at the 1.5-mile-long racetrack. However, in a pre-race presser, Rowdy shed light on an unknown side of Brexton’s run in Texas on Friday.

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Brexton dominated the first race of the Micro Mania series and was looking forward to a second win on Friday. However, things did not turn out that way for the 8-year-old. Moments before the round of 12, Kyle Busch admitted that he had hoped for a lot more.

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Brexton’s win on Thursday will give him a good starting spot in the last race of the 3-race-long series tonight. However, he could not finish yesterday’s race. And that was definitely not little Brexton’s fault. Brexton’s 18B Servpro car stopped functioning properly after a technical failure.


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The Two-time Cup Series champion said, “Unfortunately, we didn’t have a good night last night for Brexton – something in the engine quit running and shut him off.”

“But we won the first night, so that gives us a decent starting spot for him for tonight, but it could have been a lot better. Wish we were able to finish yesterday,” he added.

As the father-son duo looks forward to winning his last race of the series, an HMS star acknowledged how racing at such a young age could be harmful to a child.

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Brexton’s racing career started at the age of 5 when he first drove in the Beginner Box division in 2020 at Millbridge Speedway. Junior Busch did not waste time after that and seized his first-ever victory at Mountain Creek Speedway. And since then, he has not looked back.

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Kyle Busch had stated many times earlier that he would retire from the Cup Series as soon as Brexton turns 15 and after that, he would drive a full season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and try to win a championship. When Brexton turns 16, he and Brexton would share that Truck till Brexton turns 18. When Brexton takes up Cup racing full-time, Kyle Busch intends to retire from the game altogether and concentrate on the functioning of KB Motorsports.


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However, William Byron felt like racing so early in their career was useless. According to him, resorting to iRacing or some kind of online racing simulator is way better than jumping into the driver’s seat right on the top. He felt like one needs to watch races first and then attain the maturity that’s needed to handle a racecar on NASCAR ovals.

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Written by:

Soumyadeep Saha


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Soumyadeep is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. He has done his Master's in English Literature and is a semi-professional bodybuilder. He has, in recent years, channelized his love and commitment for motorsports into a building career path.
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Akash Pandhare