NASCAR fans who think Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, specifically Kyle Busch, shouldn’t be allowed to compete in the Xfinity Series soon will have to find something else to complain about.
Busch told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Claire B. Lang on Saturday that he plans to cap his Xfinity career at 100 wins, according to NASCAR.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver picked up his 89th win in the series Saturday in the Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, bringing his career total to 175 victories across NASCAR’s three national series.
“Retirement is fast approaching, so I’m looking forward to that,” Busch said, via NASCAR. “When I get to 100 Xfinity wins, I’m done with Xfinity. So my retirement with Xfinity is fast approaching.”
As is often the case with racing drivers, though, Busch’s retirement won’t necessarily mean he’ll have run his last race in the series.
“I’ll do it on occasion for Joe (Gibbs) if he asks me as a favor because he wants to assess where his team’s at, but other than that I’m done,” Busch told Lang.
The 32-year-old Busch finished the 2016 season with 10 wins in Xfinity, marking the fourth year he’s done so. As a result, Busch is expected to reach the 100-victory milestone by 2019, though, he potentially could do so before the end of 2018.
Busch is scheduled to run in four more Xfinity races in 2017, but hasn’t confirmed his 2018 plans.
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