A NASCAR veteran and two-time Cup Series champion, Kyle Busch is far from done in the NASCAR industry.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is competing to win his third championship and is only a race away from making it to the Championship 4 race. He currently occupies the final position going into the last race of the Round of 8.
Just a year ago, things were very different for Busch. After failing to win a single race in the regular season, Busch got eliminated in the Round of 12, thereby making him the first reigning champ in the elimination era to not advance that round. Not only that, but his streak of winning at least one race every season was also on the line. However, he did manage to win at Texas Motor Speedway, the 34th race of the season, making it the 16th consecutive season that Busch has managed a victory in the Cup Series.
That win not only kept Busch’s streak alive but also took him closer to the record number of at least a win in consecutive seasons.
The record Busch is chasing is not far from him now. This season, Busch won two races before the playoffs. With 17th consecutive seasons with at least a win, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is now second on the list along with David Pearson and he is behind the record holder Richard Petty by just one season.
The 36-year-old driver still has a lot to offer in the Cup Series. It is only a matter of time that he will hold this record.