In terms of cup career? For sure. Larson's 2021 season is better than any season KB has had. But I'd wager 2015-2019 KB is a better NASCAR driver than Larson has been.
That being said, as an overall talent? No way. Larson is the superior talent.
I may get flack for this, but Kyle Busch's talents have been one of the most hyperbolized stories of the last 15 years. Earlier in his career, and particularly following his 2015-2019 run, the "best talent ever" narrative was pushed hard. Do we all remember that terrible moment when Rick Allen compared him to Dale Sr...in a conversation with Dale Jr?
He is absolutely without a doubt a top 10 talent...but no more. What has he shown in his NASCAR career, and outside NASCAR for that matter to suggest he's amongst the top top tier of talents to have a cup career? His path to NASCAR has been typical, and outside of young success, and Truck/Xfinity success, he's really just shown to be an all time great talent with an all time great career.
In terms of his contemporaries, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson at their best were absolutely more talented race car drivers, all great cup series champions with MUCH more success outside of NASCAR than KB.
KB is a top 10 all time talent imo, and has had a greater career than Larson. But Larson is a superior talent. And he's not the only cup driver KB has raced with superior talent.
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