Two-Time NASCAR Cup Champ Kyle Busch Shows His Support for NFL Side Buffalo Bills

Published 01/25/2021, 12:51 AM EST
DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, talks with team owner, Joe Gibbs, prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 06, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)


In the first week of February, the 2021 NFL Super Bowl will kick off in Tampa, Florida. Just before the Buffalo Bills’ deciding clash, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch and Harrison Burton backed the Buffalo Bills to make it and win.

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Unfortunately for the team and their supporters Busch and Harrison, the Bills lost to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 24-38, who progressed to the Super Bowl LV clash. However, the Bills had a great season.

There has been a bit of an issue regarding the NFL and NASCAR. This is largely down to the close proximity of the NFL Super Bowl and the Daytona 500, at least for the 2021 season. The Super Bowl takes place on February 7, while the Daytona 500 is held a week later.

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Obviously, both events are considered the biggest American sporting events. As a result, television networks normally have their work cut out for them in terms of coverage.

Kyle Busch is looking forward to the 2021 season

After a sorely disappointing 2020 campaign, Busch is eager to make amends. The 35-year-old was the 2019 Cup champion but failed to win a race until the Texas Motor Speedway playoff race. By then, he was well out of contention for a playoff berth.

On the bright side, he did maintain his streak of having at least one win in every season for the last 16 years.

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS – OCTOBER 28: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Zombie Toyota, drives during the NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Of course, such records are little consolation for the driver when the big prize is the Cup Series title. This year, though, Busch hopes that things will be different. The veteran is more motivated than ever to fight for the championship and improve from last year.

However, the road to the Cup Series title is long and arduous. In addition to that, there are many top contenders for the crown that Kyle Busch has to battle past. Without a doubt, Busch is an exceptional driver, but he has to hold everything together when the season kicks off.

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