At 35-years old, Kyle Busch knows that he is no spring chicken and the thought of retirement has crossed his mind, unsurprisingly.
Busch is planning to step away from the Xfinity Series competition, but he set a couple of conditions. He revealed that when he reaches 100 Xfinity wins, he will walk away.
Unfortunately, Kyle Busch is stuck on 97 wins, especially after he got stripped of a win at Texas due to a disqualification. Furthermore, he was slated to compete in another event until it got canceled.
When he kicked-off the 2020 season, Busch was on 96 career victories. Sadly for him, he is limited to five Xfinity races after NASCAR tightened restrictions on full-time Cup Series drivers competing in lower series.
Busch did have a non-win option, but he used it up at the Phoenix Raceway in March.
When can Kyle Busch hang up his helmet?
The Las Vegas native came close at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, grabbing his 97th career win. However, it seems like the coveted tally of 100 wins is not meant to be for Busch, over the course of the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity season at least.
He gave it a good shot at the Texas Motor Speedway and nearly bagged his 98th victory. Sadly, the stewards disqualified him for a technical infringement and stripped him of his victory.
Apparently, his #54 Toyota failed post-race inspection. Consequently, Austin Cindric inherited the win. After the disqualification, he simply quipped, “I guess NASCAR wants me here longer.”
It is also noteworthy that Busch does not know when and where his fifth and final start of the 2020 season will be. This uncertainty only serves to further delay his retirement.
Initially, Kyle Busch was expected to race at the Watkins Glen International on Saturday, however, that was scrapped from the calendar.
Frustratingly, Busch cannot compete at the Daytona International Speedway road course due to NASCAR’s restrictions.