“He’s ahead of Petty in smuggling and felonious behavior”- NASCAR Twitter reacts to Kyle Busch breaking Richard Petty’s ‘consecutive season with a win’ record
Kye Busch is the only driver in history to score more NASCAR race wins than Richard Petty.
Richard Petty and Kyle Busch
It only took Kyle Busch two starts to make Joe Gibbs regret his decision and make NASCAR history with RCR. The two times Cup series champion won the last-ever race in the Two Miles Auto Club Speedway as the Track will be re-configured into a short track with the work scheduled to start shortly. Busch’s 61st career Cup win will be marked in history as the final race wins at the iconic 5 lanes track.
The No:8 Richard Childress Racing driver also broke the record for most consecutive Cup seasons with at least one win held by 7 times Cup champion Richard Petty. He tied the record with the King last year at Bristol, also his last race win for JGR. Busch took away the title of most winningest NASCAR driver from Petty in the past with 225th National series wins.
“I think it ranks high just because it ranks to the fact of I can do it. I never doubted myself, sometimes you do. You kind of get down on it, you wonder what’s going on and what’s happening, and you put yourself in a different situation, and you’re able to come out here and reward your guys. It’s not about me always winning, but it’s about the guys,” Kyle Busch said after scoring the win.
Richard Petty’s LEGACY MOTOR CLUB drivers Erik Jones and rookie Noah Gregson had a disappointing day at the Californian track. The No:42 scored a P22 fish while Jone’s, the No:43, the Car made iconic by Petty, scored a P19 finish. The 2023 season also marked the first-ever Cup season that doesn’t feature a Petty Branded car.
How fans on Twitter reacted to Kyle Busch breaking Richard Petty’s record
Fans on Twitter had a mixed reaction to seeing Busch ending another long-standing record of Petty Both legends were trolled online by the new record holder. Some were quick to share their happiness, while others insisted that Busch doesn’t come close to King regarding NASCAR legacy.
Kyle Busch shares his thought after Fontana’s win
“Coulda, woulda, shoulda last week, right? I think it’s just phenomenal. I can’t thank Richard and Judy (Childress) enough. I can’t thank Austin (Dillon) for calling me and getting me talking and getting me this opportunity to come over here to RCR and be a part of Chevrolet, and be able to race this Lucas Oil Camaro today and be able to put it up front like that,” Kyle Busch said.
“The guys did a great job. Randall (Burnett, crew chief), everybody that has worked so hard during the offseason. We’ve done a lot of sim stuff. We’ve done a lot of testing in general, just trying to get up to speed. Man, there is nothing more rewarding than being able to go to victory lane. I need some 3CHI for my hands; I death-gripped that wheel throughout the second half of that race. But we held on. We got it today,” Kyle Busch added.
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