Kyle Busch shares his NASCAR retirement “dream” in detail
In an interview on SiriusXM Business Radio’s show, “Cars & Culture with Jason Stein,” Kyle Busch, age 38, openly discussed his aspirations of racing alongside his son in NASCAR. He outlined a meticulously planned vision for his retirement from the sport.
Busch’s entire pre-recorded conversation with Stein will be broadcast on SiriusXM Business Radio channel 132 at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday.
Strategizing for Brexton’s future
When asked by Stein about the duration of his full-time involvement in the Cup series, Busch revealed, “In a perfect world – a scenario I’ve envisioned – I would retire from Cup racing when Brexton reaches 15 years old. Following that, I would embark on a full season of Trucks racing.”
He continued, “Participating in the Truck series would allow me to pursue a Truck series championship, thus making me the first driver to accomplish a championship win in all three of NASCAR’s national series. I currently hold the record for the most wins across these three divisions, surpassing any other driver.”
Kyle Busch, Kyle Busch F1 Flows, Zariz Transport Chevrolet Silverado
Photo by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / F1 Flow Images
“So, I would undertake that challenge. Then, when Brexton turns 16, he and I can share responsibilities for the truck. He would handle the shorter track races, while I would take on the bigger track races. We would split this arrangement for two years because the minimum age to race on larger tracks is 18. Once he reaches that age, he would assume full control. I hope he can secure a championship win, and when he does, it will be his time to move forward while I step away.”
Busch emphasized his finality, stating, “That’s it for me. I will be done. That scenario would put me around 49 or 50 years old.”
Stein expressed admiration for Busch’s plan, exclaiming, “That’s an impressive strategy. I like it.”
Busch responded, “Yes, that’s the dream. I am determined to turn that dream into a reality. We are actively working towards it. I still need to solidify my post-racing life plan, though. And if my Cup career is concluding within the next six or seven years, time is definitely running out.”
Finding a new home at RCR
Last year, Kyle Busch faced uncertainty regarding his career after Joe Gibbs Racing decided not to re-sign him following the departure of his longtime primary sponsor in the Cup series, M&Ms.
Ultimately, Busch found a new opportunity at Richard Childress Racing (RCR), where he has made an immediate impact. Currently driving RCR’s No. 8 Chevrolet, he has already secured three victories this season, positioning himself as a strong contender for his third Cup title.
Race winner Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, 3CHI Chevrolet Camaro
Photo by: Rusty Jarrett / NKP / F1 Flow Images
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NASCAR retirement dream
What is Kyle Busch’s retirement plan in NASCAR?
Kyle Busch has a detailed retirement plan in NASCAR. In his dream scenario, he envisions retiring from Cup racing when his son, Brexton, reaches 15 years old. Afterward, he plans to run a full season in the Truck series to pursue a Truck series championship. He aims to be the first driver to win championships in all three of NASCAR’s national series. Once Brexton turns 16, they would split responsibilities for the truck, with Brexton racing on shorter tracks and Kyle tackling the bigger tracks. This arrangement would continue for two years until Brexton is 18 and eligible to race on larger tracks independently. At that point, if Brexton secures a championship win, Kyle would step away from racing, concluding his career.
How does Kyle Busch plan to involve his son in NASCAR?
Kyle Busch intends to involve his son, Brexton, in NASCAR racing by sharing responsibilities in the truck series. When Brexton turns 16, they would divide the truck racing duties, with Brexton handling shorter track races and Kyle taking on the bigger track races. They would maintain this arrangement for two years until Brexton reaches the age of 18, at which point he would assume full control of the truck and continue his racing career independently.
What is Kyle Busch’s ultimate retirement age?
Based on his retirement plan, Kyle Busch estimates that he would retire from racing around the age of 49 or 50. He hopes to conclude his career once his son, Brexton, takes over the truck and potentially wins a championship.
What team is Kyle Busch currently racing for?
After facing career uncertainty last year, Kyle Busch found a new home at Richard Childress Racing (RCR). He currently drives RCR’s No. 8 Chevrolet and has already achieved three wins this season. He is in a strong position to compete for his third Cup title.
Where can I listen to Kyle Busch’s full interview?
The full pre-recorded conversation between Kyle Busch and Jason Stein will be aired on SiriusXM Business Radio channel 132 at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday. Tune in to hear all the details about Kyle Busch’s retirement plans and more.
More about NASCAR retirement dream
- SiriusXM Business Radio: Official website for SiriusXM Business Radio.
- Richard Childress Racing: Official website for Richard Childress Racing, the team Kyle Busch currently races for.
- NASCAR Official Website: The official website of NASCAR, where you can find the latest news, updates, and information about the sport.
- Kyle Busch Official Website: Kyle Busch’s official website, providing insights into his career, achievements, and updates.
- Jason Stein on SiriusXM: Information about Jason Stein, the host of “Cars & Culture” on SiriusXM Business Radio.