“Have Time on My Side” – Kyle Busch Ready to Compete in NASCAR for Another ‘Good 10 Years’

Published 01/29/2021, 5:30 AM EST
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, stands on the grid prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


At 35 years old, Kyle Busch is not what one would call, a spring chicken. However, he still insists that he has plenty left in the tank. Recently, he spoke to MRN on various subjects and the idea of retirement eventually cropped up.

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He said, “The biggest thing for me is that I have time on my side. 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.”

Kyle Busch also acknowledged that Chase Elliott is the most significant example. Especially considering that he is the reigning champion. Coming back to himself, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver knows that there is a lot that he can still accomplish.

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What else did Kyle Busch say?

The double Cup Series champion also knows that there are more tracks on the calendar. As a result of that, many will be aiming to make their mark on new tarmac. Owing to this influx, every driver will always have a deep desire to win races. At the end of the day, every driver’s instinct is to go for wins.

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Chocolate Bar Toyota, talks with crew chief Adam Stevens during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

Even if he is 35-years old, Kyle Busch will not think about slowing down just yet. While he still has some fight left in him, and as long as he is winning races, that is all that he cares about. Of course, it is also worth mentioning that he also has an ongoing streak of having at least one win in the last 16 seasons.

This puts him on the verge of a very exclusive record and one that he will be a proud owner of. Hopefully, he should banish his forgettable 2020 season and focus on the coming campaign. So, he will come into the 2021 Cup Series season with a massive point to prove.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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