Kyle Busch is one of the most successful drivers on the current grid with two NASCAR Cup Series championships and 63 career wins. But the veteran is missing one thing: a victory in the most prestigious race of all and the crown jewel of motorsports, the Daytona 500. He has never won the Daytona 500.
In a recent interview with FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass, Kyle Busch expressed his desire to secure a victory on “The Great American Race” this season. He feels optimistic and confident ahead of the mega event.
Buch expressed his mixed experiences at the event, highlighting numerous occasions where he finished in second or third place, but also occasions where he ended up involved in accidents and had to retire early.
“Man, I would love nothing more than to win the Daytona 500. It seems like it’s been feast or famine and there have been many years where I finished second or third; There are five, six times that I can count on. The rest of the time ends with a crash on the hook and he returns to the trailer early. It would be nice to do it this year and be in victory lane celebrating at the end of the night,” Busch told Pockrass.
Kyle Busch enters his 19th Daytona 500 with an average finishing position of 20.2. He has finished as high as second, securing three top-five and five top-10 finishes in the Daytona 500.
“I had a better car” – Kyle Busch after finishing P2 at LA Coliseum
With a second-place finish in the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum last week, the driver of the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet is off to a great start to the 2024 NASCAR season. He finished just one place behind eventual winner Denny Hamlin.
Speaking about the crash at the Coliseum, Kyle Busch expressed his satisfaction with his performance and said his #8 car was better than Hamlin’s #11.
“It definitely hurts. I felt like we were better in the first half. I had a better car. We were better than the 11. But some of the adjustments we made weren’t as good, some of the adjustments they made were better. All in all, I’m glad I had a good night. “I’m glad I came here in one piece, even with all the bumps and knocks and everything else that happens,” Busch said as quoted by On3.com.