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Kyle Busch considering driving full-time in Truck Series to attempt NASCAR championship trifecta

Whenever Kyle Busch decides to walk away from the Cup Series, don't expect him to walk away from NASCAR all together.

Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch

Whenever Kyle Busch decides to walk away from the Cup Series, don't expect him to walk away from NASCAR all together. 

The 32-year-old driver, who already has an Xfinity Series championship and a Cup Series title to his name, says he could be willing to stay in the sport an extra season in an attempt to become NASCAR's first driver to win a championship in all three of the national touring series. 

The only title missing is a championship in the Camping World Truck Series, a circuit in which Busch captured his 48th career victory in on Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch led 90 of 134 laps and swept all three stages in the win, his 173rd career NASCAR national touring series win. 

Busch, who is now three Truck Series wins shy of trying the all-time leading mark of 51 wins held by Ron Hornaday, told reporters Friday he sometimes reflects on topping Hornaday's mark and making NASCAR history. 

"Certainly when I’m at my shop and hanging out with the (Kyle Busch Motorsports) boys and looking at all the banners, you kind of reflect on it a little bit and we’ve come a long way just being around since 2010," Busch said. "It’s been a fantastic run and we win a lot, which is great – with all different crew chiefs at my building, which is better and working with all the people and all the hard work that they put in, you want to reward them.

"Fortunately I can do that in the Truck Series and the record is just a number I guess. Certainly I remember surpassing Mark Martin on the Xfinity side (with 50 wins) and it was a lot of fun and pretty interesting so looking forward to hopefully passing Ron on the truck side and being able to set that a little higher and hopefully one day when I’m all said and done with the Cup stuff, maybe I’ll run my retirement tour in the Truck Series and win the championship and get the trifecta so we’ll see how that goes.”

Busch and Austin Dillon are the only current drivers with a realistic shot at becoming the first drivers to win the trifecta. Dillon, who won the Xfinity Series championship in 2013 and the Truck Series title in 2011, needs to pick up his first career win in the Cup Series before we start talking about a championship at Homestead. 

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