Kyle Busch's contract with Joe Gibbs Racing will expire at the end of the season. Many are wondering if Busch will extend his contract with them. It seems that he still wants to listen to offers from other teams and think carefully about his future.
Busch says that things are not the same as when he started his career, and that there are many things he has to think about. “I’m a racer and only ever known how to race, nothing else, trying to do other business projects and things like that, but none of them have really blown up and taken off,” Busch said for motorsport.
“So, it has been hard and figuring out all of that is certainly tough. And the first time I went through this was 15 years ago and it was a learning experience. It was hard then too, but it was nothing like now. Then it was just me, myself and I.
I didn’t have (wife) Samantha, I didn’t have a son. I didn’t have a daughter. All I had was an agent that was helping me. It’s way, way harder because now you have Kyle Busch Motorsports that you’ve got to think about, you’ve got a building that you’ve got to pay on, you know, you’ve got a building note and all that sort of stuff.
So, there’s a lot of pieces and that’s why it’s not so simple”.
Kyle Busch; It’s not so simple and so easy
If Busch leaves the team, he will have to think carefully about the next challenge and what it brings.
There are still questions over his head, and the family must fit into the plans he brings. Busch will have a hard time deciding on his future
“I don't feel like it’s fair to me or my family or anything else if we’re going to have to spend less time together moving forward because we are going to have to change our lifestyle, no questions,” he said.
“There's a big change coming. And so, is it worth it to go run around and not have an opportunity to win right away versus building something versus jumping in something that can win? All those questions are certainly being weighed out.
Again, that’s also why it’s not so simple and so easy. So, thankfully there are opportunities out there. There are Cup jobs available. But again, it will not look the same as what it has for the last 15 years”.