NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! As summer gives way to fall, Kyle Busch may be vying for the chance to take home a third NASCAR Cup Series championship, but it has not been simple.
Earlier this year, Busch won on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, which enabled him to secure a place in the NASCAR playoffs. The NASCAR champion, who has 60 career victories, is still expecting to have a team for 2023. At the end of the season, his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing, the team he has been with since 2008, expires, and he could have to find another one.
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It’s been hella difficult. It’s been a lot of sleepless nights trying to figure out what your future is and stuff like that, Busch told NBC Sports on Saturday, the day before he raced in the NASCAR event at Watkins Glen. “Oh, well, you’ve made plenty of money, you’re OK, and you don’t need to worry, everyone says. Yes, that’s true, I say, but you still want to pursue your passion, right? My situation is similar.
“I race cars. I’ve only ever had racing experience. not another. attempting to complete additional business initiatives and similar endeavors, but none of them have actually taken off and blown up. So it has been difficult, and it is difficult to figure all of that out. I last experienced this (changing rides) 15 years ago, and it was a valuable lesson. Although it wasn’t as difficult back then, it was still difficult. The only person left was myself, myself, and I.
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“Samantha (Busch’s wife) wasn’t with me. I was without a son. I was without a daughter. The only thing I had was an assisting agent. Now that Samantha and the family are gone, I’m sort of working on my own while still dealing with many of the same issues. Because you now have to consider Kyle Busch Motorsports, a Camping World Truck Series team, it is significantly more difficult. You have a building that has to be paid off. You have a building note and stuff like that. Therefore, there are many, many, many pieces, which is why it is not that straightforward.
“There is just a lot if you look at every element of my life, which some of you may not know or may not fully know. Therefore, it would be excellent to try to take care of all those parts and make sure everything goes as it was or as it has the last few years.
Busch stated he wanted to join a team where he felt like he had a chance to win races, while he hasn’t ruled out returning to Joe Gibbs Racing.