Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion – it’s a title Kyle Busch wears proudly as driver of the No. 18 M&M’S/Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) during the 2021 season, his 17th full season in NASCAR’s top series.
The 35-year-old from Las Vegas punctuated his latest big milestone in 2019 with a dominating victory at the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which clinched his second Cup Series title in five years and further immersed his presence among North American stock car racing’s most elite competitors of all-time.
With the retirement of seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson, Busch is now the only active driver with multiple championships.
The team of the Two-Time Cup Series champion will have a new leader atop the pit box starting in 2021 with the return of former No. 18 team engineer Ben Beshore as Busch’s crew chief.
In 2021, Busch plans to complement his full-time Cup Series schedule with five Xfinity Series races for JGR and continue his ownership of KBM with three full-time Truck Series teams, for which he will drive five times.
While he is known for his aggressive nature behind the wheel of a racecar, Busch has a strong charitable drive. He formed the Kyle Busch Foundation near the start of his racing career. In recent years under the Kyle Busch Foundation umbrella, Busch and his wife Samantha started the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund,” which benefits in-need families struggling with infertility. The Kyle Busch Foundation’s donations are intended to help offset costs associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte.