Kyle Busch is making a statement in the Cup Series with his new RCR team, but his performance is not crossing over to the Xfinity Series.
With his victory in Fontana and strong runs with the #8 RCR Chevrolet in the Cup Series, fans were expecting to see the same “Rowdy” energy in the Xfinity Series that we’re accustomed to.
- After contact battling for a top 5 position on the final lap with Kaulig teammate Chandler Smith, Kyle Busch holds off to finish 8th place in the United Rentals 200.
- Kyle got a 5th place finish last week in his hometown at Las Vegas, just behind teammate Chandler Smith.
- Kyle Busch came into 2023 under a cloud of uncertainty with new manufacturers, teams, and sponsors. But his early performance at Auto Club had fans expecting greatness from him across all three series.
With three races left for Kyle’s Xfinity starts, he hopes to add to his 102 wins in the series and collect a few more trophies.
The Main Characters
Kaulig Racing has come out with fast cars in the Xfinity Series and having a successful west coast swing as a whole organization.
Kyle announced back in February that he will be running 5 Xfinity Series races in the No. 10 Kaulig Chevy. Only three now remain to turn his performance around.
In The Stands
Fan Chris is definitely one not thrilled about seeing Kyle Busch back in the Xfinity Series.
Jaden thinks that the issue for Kyle’s lack of success is in car performance.
BNA expresses how Kyle Busch was fading in the final 10 laps after running in the top 5.
On Your Screen
DannyBTalks shares his thoughts on seeing Kyle Busch’s former Xfinity car ahead of him at Phoenix.
Mr. Mathew CFB shares the video of contact between Chandler Smith and Kyle Busch on the final lap of the Xfinity race in Phoenix.
OOTG host Eric Estepp shares his reaction on what played out between Kyle Busch and Chandler Smith.
Frontstretch gets Kyle Busch’s post-race thoughts after the Xfinity Race in Las Vegas, where he mentions the car setups under-performing throughout the day.
Kyle shared his thoughts before the United Rentals 200 at Phoenix and talks about starting from the rear after having mechanical problems. Mechanical problems are one of the leading fan theories behind his lackluster showing.
From The Pressbox
Dustin Long with NBC Sports caught up with Chandler Smith on the contact with Kyle Busch on the final lap of the United Rentals 200.
Editor of motorsports.com, Nick DeGroot is wondering where the coverage was for the contact between Kaulig drivers as Sammy Smith nabbed his first checkered flag.
Kyle Busch has 3 more starts in the No. 10 Kaulig Chevy at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Watkins Glen International and Darlington Raceway.
His return to the Xfinity Series hasn’t been as successful as fans were expecting, but the driver with the most Xfinity Series victories is still hoping to add to his 102 wins.