Kyle Busch Looks Back on his Xfinity Series Career After Retirement

Published 07/23/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
Jul 18, 2021; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) walks to his car during driving introductions before the start of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports


On the back of taking his fifth Xfinity Series win in the 2021 season, Kyle Busch announced his retirement from the series. The 36-year-old has been in the Xfinity scene since 2003 and spent several years in that arena. His debut came at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he made an instant impact with 2nd place.

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A year later, at the Richmond Raceway, he grabbed his first pole position. At the same race, he went on to snatch a maiden Xfinity Series victory.

Now, 18 years later, he romped to his 100th Xfinity Series win at the Nashville Superspeedway. After winning at Road America and at Atlanta, he announced his retirement from the series.

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What will Kyle Busch do now?

Earlier this year, he had an ambitious plan to compete in five Xfinity and five Truck races, alongside his Cup campaign. Now, without the Xfinity campaign, he will train his focus on the Cup Series and limited Truck races. At the moment, there are no plans for him to retire from the Truck Series.

However, it is possible that he will take a call in the near future. There will also come a point where he will prioritize the Cup Series and not split his duties.

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Of course, he also has to focus on his Truck Series team, Kyle Busch Motorsports. At the moment, the outfit is performing well with him and John Hunter Nemechek behind the wheel.

Jul 18, 2021; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) inspects damage to his car after a collision with driver Denny Hamlin (not seen) at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

In 2021, Busch will now train all his focus on the remainder of the regular season. From there, he will put his head down for the 2021 Cup Series Playoffs.

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All drivers know how important this is, and Busch will be leading the charge for Joe Gibbs Racing. Alongside him are Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr, and Christopher Bell. Together, they will try to take the fight to Penske and Hendrick Motorsports.

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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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