Biography - About Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch is a NASCAR Cup Series driver of the No. 18 Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. He is entering his 17th full-time season in the Premier Series and is one of the most decorated racers in motorsports. Kyle joined JGR in 2008 after breaking in with Hendrick Motorsports. A two-time series champion (2015, 2019), he is the younger brother of Kurt Busch, winning his title in 2004. Kyle also has another championship on his resume winning in the Xfinity Series in 2009 for Gibbs.
Kyle Busch - Racing Career
Kyle Busch began his racing career in Legends cars at the age of 13, he won two championships at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch moved to Late Models in 2001, winning ten times at his home track. As a junior in high school, he made six starts in what was known as the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in 2001 with a pair of top-ten finishes.
The owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports, the team, is one of the most successful in the Camping World Truck Series. His Xfinity Series entries only ran from 2011-13, and in 67 starts, had just one win – by his brother Kurt. Meanwhile, KBM has concentrated on Trucks beginning in 2010. Since then, the team has 80 wins, 234 top-fives, 379 top-tens, and 57 poles.
Over that span, KBM has seven owner’s championships, a series record, and two driver titles, Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017). The team has a formidable lineup for 2021, with John Hunter Nemechek returning to the series where he enjoyed a lot of success, Chandler Smith, and Busch himself in select races. Nemechek had six wins and nearly half of his starts with top-ten finishes.
Kyle Busch - Records
In NASCAR's top three touring series, he has 213 victories, the most in NASCAR history, 59 in the Camping World, 97 in Xfinity, and 57 in the Cup Series’. A sure-fire Hall of Fame candidate, Kyle doesn’t just win; he always seems to be in front of the competition leading 158,537 laps in Cup alone. Throw in another 80,000-plus in the other divisions, and you get the picture of how dominant he is. In 2010, Busch set the all-time mark of 24 victories across all three national series’.
Kyle Busch - Awards and Accolades
2004 NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year
2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2016 ESPY Awards Best Driver
2019 ESPY Awards Best Driver
Kyle Busch - Family
Kyle Thomas Busch was born on May 2, 1985 (now 35), in Las Vegas, and currently resides in Denver, NC. He is married to Samantha Sarcinella [Busch] with one child, Brexton Locke. His hobbies include sand cars and watching the NFL, specifically the Denver Broncos.