Kyle Busch Responds to Whether He Has Become a ‘Softer’ Racing Driver in Recent Times

Published 01/28/2021, 11:58 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 NASCAR’s biggest superstars who has cultivated a reputation for himself over the years. Incredibly fast on track and consistently delivering race wins, the two-time Cup Series champion has the utmost passion for racing.

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But that said, there are times when he has been not so popular and gotten embroiled in quite a few racing incidents and controversies. Aggression is seemingly a synonymous trait with the younger Busch brother.

Speaking in a recent interview, the Joe Gibbs Racing star was asked whether he has become a ‘softer’ race car driver over the years. His response is certainly interesting, to say the least.

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I would like to think I’ve got a little bit longer to go, says Kyle Busch

Kyle stated, “Maybe, maybe that’s why I only won one race last year, I don’t know. You could certainly lay the groundwork there for my retirement if you want to!”

“But I would like to think I’ve got a little bit longer to go, and I’ve got a bit more of a road in front of me to be able to go out there and win more races and win more championships. So hopefully we can do that.”

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 25: Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Halloween Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Busch is just 35 years old, which means there is a great deal of NASCAR and other racing to come from the 2019 Cup Series champion. More importantly, he also emphasizes teaching the next generation the right approach towards racing.

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“But yeah, I mean, it’s about trying to teach the younger kids and mine. Especially about how to race. And what’s right and what’s not right when you do the race. And things that you need to do to be better,” concluded Busch on the subject.

TALLADEGA, AL – APRIL 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Chocolate Bar Toyota, talks with his brother, Kurt Busch, driver of the #1 Monster Energy Chevrolet, during qualifying for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Therefore, the 2021 Daytona 500 will be more than just any other race for Kyle Busch. He could well set down a statement of intent by winning the event, and possibly also lifting the title at the end of the season.

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Bhargav Gopal

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Hailing from Bengaluru, Bhargav is an F1 and NASCAR author for EssentiallySports. He is a huge fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing. Bhargav also has an MBA in Sports Management from the Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune.

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