Kyle Busch earned his Cup championship at the age of 30 in his 11th fulltime season. Joey Logano earned his first at the age of 28 in his 10th.
That got NASCAR America analysts Dale Jarrett and Parker Kligerman wondering if Logano and Busch are destined to be the rivalry that defines their generation.
“These two have raced against each other a lot in the Xfinity side and the Cup side,” Jarrett said on Tuesday’s edition of the show. “Both at Joe Gibbs Racing for a time. … I think that we are setting up for (a rivalry). Two hard-nosed racers and I think they appreciate what the other one brings to it.”
Now 33, Busch holds the advantage in wins. His 51 victories in 498 starts represents a winning average of 10.2 percent. Logano has 21 wins in 363 starts (5.8 percent). But 25 of Busch’s victories came after he turned 28, which may suggest the best is still to come for Logano.
“I think it’s going to be really interesting,” Kligerman added. “This could develop seriously into one of those rivalries for two drivers really trying to cement their legacy in the sport.”
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