Two-time NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch is teaching his five-year-old son, Brexton, how to drive a motorized vehicle.
Having owned a team in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Kyle Busch knows what it takes to mentor drivers. In fact, he has already mentored two Truck Series champions in Erik Jones and Christopher Bell.
The process of learning the trades of a motorized vehicle has already began for his son. Speaking to NASCAR.com, he said:
“He listens to what I say, it’s just that I’m not sure he believes in himself that he can do what I’m saying yet, which I totally understand and get. He’s new. He’s very, very new, so that process of teaching someone who is 5 years old and just getting started and getting into it is way different than somebody that’s been racing cars for 10 or 15 years and understands a heck of a lot more about it. I definitely expect a lot more from the KBM guys than I probably do my son at this point.”
However, Busch is not taking things lightly even though his son is just 5 years of age. He speaks of the balance needed to bring out the competitive edge in his son.
“You try to be gentle enough with him that he likes it, that it can still be fun for him. But you try to be forceful enough, tell him like, ‘Hey, we gotta go faster, we gotta get better, we gotta do this and we gotta do that’ in order for him to have that competitive nature, too. There’s a balance, and we’re trying to figure all that out – him and me.”