Date of Birth: May 2, 1985
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Hobbies: Sand cars, watching Denver Broncos & NFL football, cheering for the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the NHL, mentoring Brexton’s racing career
Kyle Busch is the driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for Richard Childress Racing. Since making his NASCAR debut 19 years ago, Busch has grown into a successful driver, team owner and businessman, easily becoming one of the most accomplished drivers in NASCAR’s modern history. He owns 60 wins in the elite NASCAR Cup Series and is one of only two active multi-time champions.
In addition to his two Cup Series championships, the Las Vegas native won the 2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship and is the all-time wins leader in that series (102) as well as the NASCAR Truck Series (62). As an owner, he has led Kyle Busch Motorsports to 98 career victories and seven owner’s championships - both are Truck Series records.
Busch has won at least one NASCAR Cup Series race each season since his rookie year in 2005 – a streak of 18 consecutive seasons -- and has made the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs 15 times in his career. He advanced to the Championship 4 in five consecutive seasons from 2015-2019. He has earned victories in some of NASCAR’s most prestigious races, including the Brickyard 400 (2015 and 2016), Southern 500 (2008) and Coca-Cola 600 (2018).
From 2008 through 2022, Busch drove the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, where he won the 2015 and 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship, as well as >span class="NormalTextRun SCXW265820818 BCX0">2015 title marked a notable recovery for NASCAR’s all-time active winner, as he missed the first 11 races of the regular season after suffering a broken right leg and a broken left foot in an accident during the season-opening NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. After a remarkable rehabilitation, Busch returned to competition with just 15 races remaining in the season. He climbed into the top-30 in points and won a race to secure a spot in the NASCAR Playoffs and eventually, the championship. It remains one of the most improbable and noted accomplishments in NASCAR Cup Series history.
Outside of the driver’s seat, Busch is active with his wife, Samantha, in the operation of The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund benefitting in-need families struggling with infertility. The organization, founded in 2015 following the couple’s own infertility journey, provides financial grants to help offset the costs associated with IVF treatments. Busch is also active in his son’s racing career. Busch resides in the Lake Norman, NC, area with his wife Samantha, son Brexton, daughter Lennix and dog Piper.