Kyle Busch responded to criticism for his wins by saying that he was winning the champions of the series when he was young.
Busch does not just limit his racing to the Cup Series but also involves himself in the Xfinity and Truck Series. He has stated that he will retire from driving in the Xfinity Series when he has 100 wins. He has 97 wins to date.
Many point out that Busch’s win in the series doesn’t matter much as he is not racing against elite drivers. Busch responded to such criticism by saying that he was racing against champions and winning the race. He said:
“You can battle the haters all you want and talk about how good or cool or all the wins were whatnot. But they’re always going to have some sort of fact of the matter I guess. That one didn’t mean anything or there wasn’t anybody that you were racing in Truck or Xfinity or whatever.”
“But I remember early on, in the early years of running in the Truck Series and I was 16-17, 18 I guess. And I was running against guys like Ron Hornaday and Mike Skinner and Todd Bodine and Jack Sprague and all the champions of the series.”
“And also there were some like Kasey Kahne or Tony Stewart, couple other guys that would come in and race as well too and I was beating those guys! So yeah, felt really cool to be able to get those wins when I was a younger buck I guess on my way up through. “
“And not just with the experience that I have now, racing against kids that don’t have the experience. But you know, those wins were really, really special to me.”