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Kyle Busch’s 8 YO Prodigy Adds Another Feather to His Cap Amid Richard Childress’ Souring Season

Published 09/22/2023, 11:19 AM EDT

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Kyle Busch is probably one of the most condescending drivers out there in the arena of NASCAR today. With five consecutive Championship 4 appearances from 2014 to 2019 and two Championship titles to his credit, Kyle Busch ranks 9th on the all-time wins list. It is, hence, quite normal that the son of such a stalwart NASCAR driver will inherit the need for speed from his father.

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Needless to say, Brexton Busch is a chip off the old block. Now 8 years old, Brexton started his racing career at the tender age of 5 in the Beginner Box Stock division at Millbridge Speedway. The kids of his age are obsessed with playing computer games, but Brexton Busch intends to keep the legacy of his father alive. Since winning his first-ever race at Mountain Creek Speedway in 2020, B-Rex has never looked behind.

Junior Busch adds yet another feather to his hat, thanks to Christopher Bell


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Last year, Christopher Bell approached the father-son duo to compete in his Micro Mania dirt race series in the newly converted 1.5-mile dirt oval at Texas Motor Speedway. Both of them readily agreed. Between his duties as a full-time Cup driver and the owner of KB Motorsports, senior Busch seems to make time for micro-sprint racing and wishes that his son does the same.

But this year, he failed to appear behind the wheel of a sprint car. However, that did not stop him from motivating his son to take part in the race. Brexton upheld the name of his father as he won the first night race of the Micro Mania series.


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Wearing his signature Team Rowdy neon green fire suit, Brexton smiled as he held on to the check of $100, which covered almost half of his body. Indeed, a proud moment for his parents, Kyle Busch and Samantha Busch.

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However, as the round of 12 of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series championship is running at full throttle, Kyle Busch still has things to worry about. Lined up in front of him is Texas Motor Speedway and then the madhouse of Talladega Superspeedway. Hence, the 38-year-old RCR rockstar must focus on his own game now as much as he does on his son’s career.

Richard Childress Racing is not where they want to be

Despite his son’s achievements, Rowdy’s current Cup Series does not look quite bright. Since the Illinois 300 back in June, Busch has not been face-to-face with victory. Despite having enough points to move on to the round of 12 at Texas Motor Speedway, his finishes in the last 5 races have a pair of 7th, a 14th, an 11th, and a most recent 20th place finish.


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While the Richard Childress Racing drivers have made the playoffs 10 times since 2015, not a single one of them has finished higher than 11th. Only back in 2014, Ryan Newman had finished second in the final driver standings and Kevin Harvick finished third in the year before. Since then, the Cup Series team has been struggling.


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Moreover, Richard Childress Racing lost Tyler Reddick this year to 23XI Racing. Looking at how good the #45 Toyota pilot is doing in Denny Hamlin’s team, Richard Childress might perhaps be regretting his decision to let him go.

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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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