The 2022 season has been a difficult one for Kyle Busch.
Not only has his on-track performance been hampered by a horrible run of luck, but his very future in the sport has been thrown into uncertainty with the impending departure of long-time sponsor M&M’s after the 2022 season.
Though both Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota have expressed their respective desires to keep Busch in the fold, the search for a new sponsor hasn’t borne fruit as of yet.
Complicating the issue is Busch’s own NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team—Kyle Busch Motorsports—which is an integral part of Toyota’s driver development program.
Nevertheless, Busch, 37, has a very clear vision for his future, if circumstances go the way he hopes, and that vision involves his son Brexton, who already is racing successfully at age seven.
“To me, this situation right now is very important to me, as well as Kyle Busch Motorsports,” Busch said before Saturday’s practice at Richmond Raceway. “Because wherever this next place is, whether it’s Joe Gibbs Racing or whoever, I would like it to not have to go through this again, right? I’ve got six, seven, maybe eight more years, if I play all this out perfectly.
“Brexton and I we share a truck when he turns 16 years old, when he’s 16 and 17. And then it’s his when he’s 18. And I’m done. I’m out. You know what I mean? Like that’s the perfect play. And so, if I can align all of that, you know, the runway does exist for a Busch.
“Obviously, he’s pretty talented. He wins a lot. He wins more than I do. I hear about it every day. So the runway for him, if you want to look at it that way is 30 years plus, so you know he can carry on this legacy a hell of a lot longer than I will.”