Kyle Busch Sets ‘100 Wins’ Target and Other Massive Goals to Make History in NASCAR

Published 02/16/2021, 7:45 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


Kyle Busch went another year without a Daytona 500 title, the one big title missing in his trophy cabinet. However, that is not the only achievement he is chasing, and Kyle Busch wants to win a lot more before he bids adieu to the sport.

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The two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion recently said that he sees himself driving in NASCAR for at least another 10 years or so. If he does stick around for that long, Busch will have his chance to achieve all that he wishes to.

The Joe Gibbs Racing star sits on 57 wins in the Cup Series, second among active drivers, only behind Kevin Harvick. While many would be more than satisfied with so many wins and two titles, ‘Rowdy’ is far from done.

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“I’d love to get 100 if it’s possible,” Busch said in a recent interview. He then expressed his goal of having as many as five titles with the most number of winning seasons going forward in NASCAR.

I’m shooting for the moon and it would be awesome to have five championships with the most winning seasons,” he added.

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 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch aims to break another major record

In doing so, Busch will surely extend another record that he is chasing. The younger Busch brother has at least one win in 16 consecutive Cup Series seasons, just two short of Richard Petty‘s record of wins in 18 straight seasons.

I have a win in 16 years going right now, and I’d love to take that on into the 20s,” Busch continued. He knows how close he is to the record, and Busch is focused on breaking it.

“I want to race into future years and have the opportunity to extend that. There are only two guys who are ahead of me right now, and I’m coming up close to being the number one guy,” the 35-year-old said.

Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) waits for the restart of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Busch’s streak came very close to ending last season, as he went winless almost all season. Then, with just three races to go, Busch raced his no. 18 Toyota to Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway.

Starting the 2021 season on a great note

While the opportunity to win the 2021 Daytona 500 is lost, Busch will get many more chances to get that dream win. For now, he will focus on getting back to winning ways in the 2021 Cup season.

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The good news for him is that he started the season with a victory already, winning the Busch Clash. Despite it not being an official race, a win is a win and always does great things to confidence.

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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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