Kyle Busch’s Son Brexton Earns New NASCAR Fans After His Sensational Act of Humility at Tulsa Shootout

Published 01/02/2022, 2:35 AM EST


The Busch father-son duo recently participated in the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. But the bigger story from the weekend wasn’t of father Kyle Busch; we all know he’s a class driver. The story was of his son, Brexton Busch, who, at an age of 6, drove better than most of us could ever do.

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The Tulsa Shootout was a first for Brexton, who is already carving out quite a race career for himself. And it’s not just appearances the little Busch is adding, but performances worth mentioning that he is recording.

Brexton won the C-Main and charged from 13th place all the way up to 4th place in B-Main. But what shows his maturity at such an age is the fact that he declined an invitation to race in A-Main.

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Brexton Busch posted, “The Shootout promoters extended me a provisional invite to run the A-Main, but I politely declined, and will return next year to race my way in!”

This is something that American media personality, Bobby Gerould, appreciated the young driver for. He replied, “Love it that you declined. That shows a humility and respect for racing that I wish more had! Congratulations on a job well done!”

How did Kyle Busch perform at the Tulsa Shootout?

Kyle Busch’s weekend was a mixed bag. At first, he was on cloud nine after finishing first in the heat race, despite having never competed in the category before.

But a fifth-to-third finish in Winged Outlaw and a fifth-to-seventh finish in A-Class division didn’t quite live up to his previous outing. A frustrated Busch expressed his thoughts on Twitter later.

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“Had to happen soon enough. Just got my ass kicked,” Busch wrote.

LONG POND, PA – JUNE 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) M&M’s Mini’s Toyota prior to the NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on June 27, 2021 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Looking where Kyle Busch’s career is heading, naturally, and where and where his son’s career will probably head to, it won’t be long before little Brexton goes wheel to wheel against his old man on a regular basis.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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