While it’s already time to look forward to the Daytona 500 on February 17 and the start of the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season, there were so many incredible moments from the 2018 NASCAR season that deserve looking back on.
Now, if you can think all the way back to July 29, 2018, you may remember that it marked the day that Kyle Busch recorded his sixth win of the season following an impressive performance in the Ganders Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway. But, there was another more meaningful number to come as a result of the finish: 49.
It was the amount of all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins Rowdy had earned thus far in his career, tying him with Tony Stewart for 13th on the NASCAR win list.
Stewart naturally took note of Busch’s accomplishment and took to Twitter to congratulate him on the milestone.
When Busch got word of his place alongside Stewart on the prestigious wins list, he expressed his excitement over the achievement, while also, in typical Rowdy fashion, looking forward to reaching bigger and better milestones.
“That’s awesome,” Kyle Busch said. “And you keep reaching higher up the ladder and you keep reaching milestone drivers, and Tony Stewart is one of the all-time best — and one of the drivers that I was a fan of as well growing up so it’s awesome to be able to tie him.”
“There’s many more. We want to keep going.”
It turns out that Busch would get more wins, and since that fateful day at Pocono, Kyle Busch has 51 career victories, winning at Richmond and Phoenix later in the 2018 season. This now puts him at 11 on the all-time wins list. Now that he’s surpassed Stewart when it comes to trips to victory lane, we wonder what the three-time champion would have to say about that.