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NASCAR Mailbox: Is Kyle Busch Past His Prime?

Kyle Busch has been eliminated from the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 12 and has been in the Round of 8 just once since his 2019 championship season.

Is Kyle Busch past his prime days of racing or just a rough couple of years for the driver of the No. 8 car?

And what are the long-term plans for the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL as it is back on the 2024 schedule for NASCAR?

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Frontstretch‘s Jared Haas answers this week’s questions on NASCAR Mailbox on Frontstretch‘s YouTube channel.

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Jared Haas joined the Frontstretch staff in May 2020. A graduate of Cedarville University in December 2019, Jared has been followed NASCAR since 2006.

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Jared is obviously a little round faced Chase Elliot fan.
If Kyle is past his prime statistics indicate Chase never had one.
Example: Kyle breaks both legs, wins multiple races and championships. Chase breaks a leg and bangs more drivers than his momma.

Last edited 7 months ago by TiminPayson

That example! HA HA HAAA! Thanks for the laugh this morning, I needed that!

Bill B

I think the question isn’t is Kyle past his prime, I think the better question is, “How much is RCR holding Kyle back?”. As I’ve pointed out several times, RCR hasn’t been a championship contender since last century. More need to happen than putting a better driver in the seat.


It’s pretty easy to figure out why Kyle didn’t do much with Gibbs at least for his last season.

But my take on his first season with RCR, is that the team peaked too soon , then seemed to go stale setup wise.

From the way they started, to the way they finished, it’s hard to figure that Kyle would have forgotten how to drive that fast.


How many races has he gone without winning? Want to put that number up against some of the other ‘older’ drivers?


An absolutely ridiculous article. In equal cars name me a more natural true racer right now.

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