FONTANA, Calif. — Kyle Busch claimed his 200th NASCAR national-series victory Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in the Auto Club 400. Kyle’s older brother, Kurt Busch, reflected on his younger brother’s accomplishment.
“I’m incredibly proud of him,” the 2004 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion said. “He’s always been my little brother and I never knew he had that work ethic in him. When we were kids, he never did anything. He was always couch-loafing. And I can make fun of him, being the older brother, but in all honesty this is something very very impressive.
“I’m proud of him and he continues to be the gold standard in this whole world of NASCAR, no matter if its Trucks, Xfinity, Cup. Those wins need to be acknowledged in the way that he’s able to do it week in and week out in all the different series. And he’s positioned himself well with all the team’s he’s been racing for, and that’s something to be proud of.”
The elder Busch commented further as to where his younger brother would rank among the all-time greats in NASCAR.
“Time will tell, and the picture will be painted around him and for him later on. But in this current day and age, to be in this [sport], and to only be 33 years old, there’s still a lot more work and a lot more fun for Kyle Busch.
In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, the Busch brothers have combined for over 34 years of driving experience. Together, they have gone to Victory Lane 82 times and have netted 326 top-5 finishes, 58 poles, and over 25,000 laps led.
Matt Courson is the Managing Editor for The Racing Experts. Courson has covered NASCAR events at 19 of the 23 active racetracks. When not at the track, the 20-year-old Journalism major enjoys spending time with family and playing Ingress.