Most people don’t like it when Kyle Busch races in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. They think he’s taking victories away from other drivers. Today’s romping on the field doesn’t help that cause.
But, a end could be near though.
Busch, won the Overton’s 200 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway by over 10-seconds on Saturday afternoon. It was his 175th career NASCAR victory, 89 of which coming in the XFINITY Series.
With that being said, Busch told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio after the race in his winners interview sit down that he does have a plan in place for when he will finally leave the XFINITy Series.
“When I get to 100 XFINITY wins, I’m done,” Busch said on Saturday from the Magic Mile. “Retirement is fast approaching, looking forward to that.”
Busch, notes that he’s really only racing in the series to help Joe Gibbs Racing’s effort on that end, but said once he gets to that magic number, he’s done.
By the new NASCAR rule, Busch can only make four more XFINITY Series starts this season. Per that rule, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regulars with more than five years of experience at NASCAR’s top level can only make 10 starts per year in the feeder series. Well, Busch is at start number six. He’s won three of those six races in 2017.
Indianapolis will be start No. 7, with three more starts after that.
If he happens to win out, that would give him 93 career wins heading into next season. If he wins seven out of his 10 starts in 2018, he will be done for good.
“I mean, I’ll do it on occasion for Joe (Gibbs) if he asked me as a favor. But other than that, I’m done.”