Kyle Busch Closes in on Major Milestones in All Three NASCAR National Series Ahead of 2021 Season

Published 12/29/2020, 7:21 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


Kyle Busch is one of the biggest names in the NASCAR Cup Series, already sitting on 57 wins in the top division of the sport. Busch will hope to brush aside the disappointment of 2020 and aim to reach the 60-win mark in the Cup Series, in the process also working towards a third Cup title.

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However, the Joe Gibbs Racing star also still runs in the Truck Series and Xfinity Series. He still holds the record of being the leading race-winner in the Truck Series and is also closing in on 60 wins there. In fact, he is just one win away from achieving the feat.

At the same time, the former NASCAR Xfinity Series champion needs just three wins to reach 100 wins in the division.

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Can Kyle Busch claim all three milestones?

In the Truck Series, Busch has won at least two races in every season since 2013, bringing the 60-win milestone well within his reach next season. However, it will be comparatively tougher to get to 100 Xfinity Series wins in 2021, as he won just one of his five races in the Series this past season.

HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 17: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota poses with the trophy after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship at Homestead Speedway on November in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Busch will look to produce a strong run in 2021, after one of his worst seasons in 2020. He is highly capable of reaching the landmarks in all three national series, which would take him to 220 wins in NASCAR.

Big changes to Busch’s team for 2021

The experienced campaigner parted ways with long-time Crew Chief Adam Stevens after the 2020 season and is set to team up with Ben Beshore next year. Recently, Busch expressed his confidence in Beshore, whom he has worked with in the past.

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 on February 9, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

We wouldn’t have Beshore come on board if we didn’t think that he was going to be able to be the man for the job. I’m looking forward to it,” said Busch.

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“He’s got the credentials, we’ve worked with him before. We kinda have a little bit of dialogue that we’ve already done in the past few years,” he added.

If Busch can indeed earn those milestones in the 2021 season, he will be in a much better place than he was throughout the 2020 season. The 35-year-old will also be motivated to extend his streak of 16 consecutive seasons with at least one win, as he chases the all-time record of 18.

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Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR content strategist, a Tennis Writer, and a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. He is well-tenured as a tennis and NASCAR writer, with over 900 articles across both sports. After pursuing a Post Graduate program in Sports Management, Aayush explored various roles in Sports Media, including a Sports Reporting role at a leading English daily.

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