NASCAR: The one championship Kyle Busch hasn’t yet won

Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, NASCAR (Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images) /

Kyle Busch has more wins across all three NASCAR national series than any other driver, but there is still a championship that is not yet on his resume.

When it comes to Kyle Busch and his NASCAR career checklist, everybody always seems to ask if each year will finally be the year he wins the Daytona 500. And after 18 attempts, including this year’s, which saw him lead the initially scheduled final lap, the answer remains the same: no.

But Busch recently discussed his future NASCAR plans on SiriusXM Business Radio’s show, Cars & Culture with Jason Stein, and pointed out another goal he has before he retires. It’s not one that many fans might think of right away when it comes to the two-time Cup Series champion.

Believe it or not, Busch still wants to win a Truck Series title, as it would make him the only driver to win titles in all three national series.

Kyle Busch is the winningest driver in NASCAR Truck Series history with 64 victories, but he has never competed full-time in the series.

Even before 2011, when full-time Cup Series drivers were still eligible to score points in other national series, he never competed enough to be championship eligible.

When he won a career-high eight races in 16 starts during the 25-race 2010 season, he placed 14th in the point standings.

Busch’s two Cup Series championships came in 2015 and 2019, and he remains one of the favorites to win this year’s title.

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As for the Xfinity Series, where Busch is also the all-time winningest driver with 102 victories, he did win a championship back in 2009, even though he was also competing full-time in the Cup Series at the time.

The 2009 season was the second-to-last season in which full-time Cup Series drivers were eligible for points in the Xfinity Series, and it was also one of the final seasons before Cup Series drivers’ participation in lower series was capped, a rule which has become known as the “Kyle Busch rule”. He ran the full Xfinity Series schedule that year.

Across all three NASCAR national series, Kyle Busch holds the all-time record with 229 wins.

He has stated that his goal is to run a full Truck Series season and compete for a championship when his son Brexton, who is currently eight years old, is 15. He would then plan to share his Kyle Busch Motorsports truck with his son when his son becomes eligible to run a partial schedule at the age of 16, and he would plan on turning the ride over to him completely when he turns 18.

The obvious goal at that point would be for Brexton to work his way up to the Xfinity Series and then ultimately to the Cup Series.

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Brexton’s 15th birthday is in May 2030, meaning that Kyle, who turned 38 in May himself, likely plans on competing in the Cup Series for about seven more years.