49 Facts About Kyle Busch


Kyle Thomas Busch was born on May 2,1985 and is an American professional stock car racing driver and racing team owner.


Kyle Busch competes full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing, part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No 10 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No 51 Chevrolet Silverado for Kyle Busch Motorsports.


Kyle Busch is currently 9th on the all-time NASCAR Cup Series wins list and his dominance of NASCAR's three major series has him ranked as one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.


Kyle Busch is the younger brother of 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion Kurt Busch.


Kyle Busch worked in the family garage with his father and older brother Kurt as he grew, becoming crew chief for his brother's dwarf car team at age ten.


At the age of 16, Kyle Busch began competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, driving the No 99 Ford for Roush Racing as a replacement for Nathan Haseleu, who was released midway in the 2001 season.


Kyle Busch made his debut at Indianapolis Raceway Park, posting a 9th-place finish in his first race in the series.


Kyle Busch was the fastest in practice for the 2001 Auto Club 200 at California Speedway in Fontana, CA, when he was informed he was not allowed to participate in events at the track, due to the fact that the CART FedEx Championship Series, running at the track the same weekend had its race sponsored by Marlboro cigarettes.


Kyle Busch was decreed ineligible to compete due an interpretation of the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998, prohibiting people under 18 years of age in participating in events sponsored by tobacco companies; Tim Woods III replaced Kyle Busch in the No 99 Ford for the event and finished 25th.


Kyle Busch competed in a total of six races in the Truck Series in 2001, finishing ninth twice, at IRP and at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


In 2002, Kyle Busch graduated a year early with honors from Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada to focus on his driving career.


Kyle Busch holds several records in NASCAR competition, including the most race wins in a season across the top three NASCAR series the modern era, with 24 wins, which he accomplished in 2010.


Kyle Busch holds the record for most all-time wins in all three of NASCAR's national touring series with 223.


Kyle Busch holds the record for most overall wins in the Truck Series with 61.


At age 19 years and 317 days, Kyle Busch became NASCAR's youngest ever pole winner in a Cup Series race at California Speedway in 2005.


Kyle Busch is the youngest driver to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, in 2006.


Furthermore, Kyle Busch became the first driver to win a race and a championship in a Toyota in the Cup Series, winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the 2008 season and the 2015 Cup championship.


Kyle Busch, who began his NASCAR career in 2003, is one of only six drivers who have won a championship in both the Cup Series and the Xfinity Series, and in 2005 became the 14th of only 36 drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR's three national series.


In 2009, Kyle Busch became the first driver to win two of NASCAR's top touring series races in the same day, followed in 2010 as the first driver to win races in all three of NASCAR's top three touring series in the same weekend, which he did again at the same track in 2017.


When Kyle Busch won the 2009 Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway as he turned 24, he was the second of just three people to ever win on their birthday.


In 2010, Kyle Busch Motorsports became the first Truck Series organization to win the owners' championship in its debut season after recording eight wins, 16 top fives, and 21 top-ten finishes in 2010.


On September 13,2022, Kyle Busch announced he signed a multi-year contract with Richard Childress Racing starting in 2023.


On July 10,2011, Kyle Busch won the 32nd annual Slinger Nationals at Slinger Speedway in Wisconsin.


Two weeks later, Kyle Busch won the 38th annual TD Bank 250 presented by New England Dodge Dealers at Oxford Plains Speedway; it was his third attempt to win the event.


Kyle Busch became only the second active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver to win the event, New England's largest short track race, joining Kevin Harvick as the only other active Sprint Cup driver to win the race with his victory in 2008.


Kyle Busch won the eighth annual Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway in June 2012, beating Tony Stewart to win the pay-per-view all-star event.


In July 2013, Kyle Busch won the second running of the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 at the Milwaukee Mile, beating defending race winner Travis Sauter and NASCAR Truck Series regular Johnny Sauter to win the darkness-shortened 43-car event, having led every practice session and setting fast time in qualifying.


Kyle Busch was one of several American drivers under consideration to drive for the US-based Formula One team US F1.


Kyle Busch declined the offer, stating that the timing was wrong; the team folded due to economic issues without ever competing in a race.


Kyle Busch was scheduled to test drive a Toyota F1 car at the end of the 2008 racing season, but was forced to cancel the test due to his commitment to attend the 2008 Nationwide Series banquet.


In 2020, Kyle Busch ran the 24 Hours of Daytona for AIM Vasser-Sullivan, driving a Lexus RC F GT3 alongside Jack Hawksworth, Parker Chase, and Michael De Quesada.


Kyle Busch drove for four-and-a-half hours as his team finished 26th overall and ninth in the GTD class.


Nitro Rallycross, a rallycross series founded by former NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana, invited Kyle Busch to run the November 2021 race weekend at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.


Kyle Busch finished 4th in the Supercar Final, with Pastrana winning the race.


In 2006, Busch founded the Kyle Busch Foundation following a visit to the St John's Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Kyle Busch has personal sponsorship deals in place with Monster Energy and Electric Visual, with both appearing on his late model at one time or another.


Kyle Busch married Samantha Sarcinella on December 31,2010, in Chicago, which was featured in an hour special on Style Network.


Kyle Busch is often nicknamed "Shrub", as the younger brother of Kurt Busch, a small bush being called a shrub.


Kyle Busch uses the nickname "Rowdy", after Days of Thunder character Rowdy Burns.


Kyle Busch issued a public apology in which he stated he got "carried away" test driving a Lexus LFA.


Kyle Busch was ordered to serve 30 hours of community service and placed on one year of unsupervised probation.


On February 6,2023, news accounts indicated that in January, Kyle Busch had been arrested in Cancun, Mexico for possession of a handgun.


The prosecutor indicated that Kyle Busch had been sentenced to 42 months in prison and a $1,100 fine, but offered no information about how Kyle Busch's sentence would be served.


Kyle Busch issued a statement apologizing for being unaware of the relevant Mexican laws, but indicated that he considered the matter closed.


Kyle Busch is one of the cover drivers of NASCAR Kart Racing.


Kyle Busch is featured on the cover of NASCAR Heat 2 after winning the cover driver competition at the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race.


Kyle Busch is featured as a playable driver in Forza Motorsport 6, via the NASCAR expansion pack.


Kyle Busch had a cameo as a West Virginia state trooper in the 2017 film Logan Lucky.


The business is co-owned by Kyle Busch, who founded it with beverage entrepreneur Jeff Church in 2019.