Bio

Two-time and defending 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 2020 season, his 16th full season in NASCAR’s top series.

The 34-year-old from Las Vegas punctuated his latest milestone-filled campaign 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.

Busch’s fifth and final victory of 2019 was the 56th of his Cup Series career, second among active drivers only to seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson’s 83, and his second career Cup Series title made Busch the only active driver other than Johnson to own multiple championships. The 56th career victory for Busch also broke a tie for ninth place on the all-time Cup Series wins list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace.

In the bigger picture, the 2019 season saw Busch surpass yet another career milestone – 200 wins in NASCAR’s top three series (Cup, Xfinity and Truck). His five wins each in the Cup Series and Truck Series and another four in the Xfinity Series in 2019 lifted Busch’s career total to 208. Busch’s 96 Xfinity Series wins and 56 Truck Series wins are all-time highs for both series. 

After crossing the 50 career wins plateau in the Cup Series with his eight wins in 2018, vaulting Busch past the likes of NASCAR Hall of Famers Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Bill Elliott, Buck Baker and Herb Thomas, and 2020 Hall of Fame inductee Tony Stewart, he and his fifth-year crew chief Adam Stevens were already in championship form over the first half of the 2019 campaign. Four wins in the season’s first 14 events, including back-to-back efforts at ISM Raceway near Phoenix and Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, and his eighth career Cup Series win at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, made Busch a clear favorite to bring home his second career title by season’s end.

Busch would not win again until his title-clinching effort at the Homestead finale, but he and his team rode the consistency of their 10 top-five finishes over the final 22 events to the their second series crown. He won the 26-race regular-season championship and opened his 10-race, four-round playoff run seeded first among the 16 playoff competitors in the standings. Most importantly, Busch’s series-high 45 playoff points, combined with his consistent finishes, helped him easily advance through the opening three rounds and into his fifth consecutive appearance in the Championship 4. Busch led a race-high 120 of 267 laps in his title-clinching race at Homestead and crossed the finish line a comfortable 4.5 second ahead of his JGR teammate and 2017 Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr.

While Busch’s 2019 championship came courtesy of a full season’s worth of consistent finishes and steady teamwork by the M&M’S/Interstate Batteries crew, safe to say Busch’s first Cup Series title run in 2015 was among the most improbable in racing history.

56

Career Cup Series Wins

209

Total NASCAR Wins

2019

Cup Series Champion

2019

Nov17

2019 Cup Series Champion

Kyle Busch became just the 16th driver to win multiple NASCAR Cup Series championships and the first to win multiple titles in the current elimination-style playoff format.

Mar17

200th NASCAR National Series Win

Busch won the Auto Club 400 to score his 53rd career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory. This was Busch’s milestone 200th victory across the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (53 wins), Xfinity Series (94 wins) and Gander Outdoors Truck Series (53 wins).

Feb23

Record Settling 52nd Truck Series Win

Kyle becomes the all-time wins leader in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with his 52nd series win. Kyle now hold the record for most wins in both the Truck and Xfinity Series. 

2018

Sep22

50th Career Cup Series Win

The victory gave Busch a sweep of this season’s two races at Richmond, and while he has six career victories at the .75-mile oval, this was his first in the track’s fall event. The 50th Cup Series Win places him 11th on the All-Time Wins list tied with Hall of Famers Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett.

May27

Coke 600 Win

Kyle makes NASCAR history becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win at all tracks at which he made at least one start. Busch has now won at all 23 current tracks on the Cup Series schedule. 

2017

Jul30

First Cup Series Win at Pocono

Kyle scored his first Cup Series win of the season and his first at Pocono. With the win, Kyle has now won at every current track on the schedule except Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

May20

2017 All-Star Race Winner

With a dramatic 3-wide pass on the restart of a 10-lap shootout Kyle held off Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Larson to win the 2017 All-Star Race. It was Busch's first victory in his 12th start in the All-Star Race.

2016

Jul24

Back To Back Indy Sweeps

Kyle completes the weekend sweep at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. He also becomes the first driver to win both poles and races in a weekend. 

May07

Check Kansas Off The List

Kyle wins his first Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. With the victory, Busch has now won Sprint Cup races at 21 of the 23 tracks at which the series competes.

Apr03

First Cup Series Win at Martinsville

Kyle picks up his first Sprint Cup win at Martinsville in his 22nd start at the .526-mile short track. He swept the weekend, winning the Camping World Truck Series race the day prior. 

2015

Nov22

Wins First Sprint Cup Championship

Wins the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to earn his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Jul26

Weekend Sweep At Indy

Busch led three times for 19 laps en route to his third-consecutive Sprint Cup victory of the season. The win was Toyota’s first Sprint Cup win at Indianapolis. Kyle also won the Xfinity Series race the day before, thus completing the weekend sweep.

Jun28

KYLE GETS 30TH SPRINT CUP WIN

In just his fifth race back in the Sprint Cup Series after breaking his right leg and left foot in an accident in the season-opening XFINITY race at Daytona, Kyle wins at Sonoma. It was his 30th-career Sprint Cup victory, which also put him a step closer to qualifying for the 2015 Chase. The victory extends his streak of winning at least one race per year to 11 years.

Jun13

KYLE WINS HIS FIRST RACE BACK IN XFINITY SERIES

In his return to the XFINITY Series following his crash in the season-opening XFINITY race at Daytona, Kyle would go to Victory Lane at Michigan. This was also his first Victory Lane celebration with his son, Brexton Locke Busch, who was born May 18, 2015.

2014

Nov14

Wins 3rd NASCAR Truck Series Owners Championship

Kyle Busch Motorsports captures third Truck Series Owner's Championship in its five-year existence. As a company, KBM won 14 of 22 races in the 2014 season

Nov01

KYLE GETS JGR THEIR 100TH NATIONWIDE WIN.

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) secures its 100th victory as a NASCAR Nationwide Series team with driver Kyle Busch and the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) in Fort Worth.

Jun01

10,000 Career Laps Led

Upon starting the race at Dover, Kyle had led 9,972 laps in his Sprint Cup career. After leading the first 29 laps of the race, Kyle became the 15th driver to lead 10,000 laps.

Mar15

Record 16th Win at Bristol

Kyle picks up his 16th win at Bristol, setting a NASCAR record as the most wins by any driver at any track. (5 Sprint Cup, 7 Nationwide, 4 Camping World Trucks)

2013

Nov15

Wins 2nd Nascar Truck Series Owners Championship

Down by over 20 points heading into the final two races, Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Erik Jones and Kyle Busch both collect wins in the No. 51 Tundra to claim the Truck Series Owners Championship.

2012

Apr27

KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS FIRST NATIONWIDE SERIES WIN

On Friday Night, April 27th 2012, a very nervous Kyle Busch watched as his brother Kurt edged out Denny Hamlin in a last lap battle to score the first win for the newly formed KBM No. 54 Monster Energy Nationwide Team. Later Kyle was quoted as saying "It's the most emotional I've even been after a win"

2011

Jul16

100 NASCAR Wins

Kyle ties Mark Martin's long standing Nationwide Series wins record of 49 wins, and collects his 100th NASCAR Touring-Series Victory. His 100 wins are comprised of 22 Sprint Cup Series wins, 49 Nationwide Series wins and 29 Camping World Truck Series wins.

Jul09

WINS INAUGURAL SPRINT CUP RACE AT KENTUCKY

After leading a race high 125 laps, Kyle picked up the win in the Inaugural Sprint Cup Race at Kentucky Speedway. The win was Kyle's 22nd Sprint Cup Series victory, and his 99th NASCAR career win.

2010

Nov19

BECOMES NASCAR TRUCK SERIES OWNERS CHAMPION

Kyle Busch Motorsports becomes first Truck team to win owners' championship in first year.

Kyle also picked up the win in the season finale, his 8th win in 16 starts in the 2010 Camping World Truck Series.

Sep25

SETS NATIONWIDE SINGLE SEASON WINS RECORD

Kyle picks up his 11th Nationwide Series win of the season, besting his own record that he shared with Sam Ard at 10 wins. (Ard in 1983; Kyle in 2008)

Kyle finished the 2010 season with 13 wins and the Owners Championship in the Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing

Aug21

BRISTOL THREE-RACE SWEEP

Kyle becomes the first-ever driver to sweep three of NASCAR's tour events in the same week at the same track (Bristol Motor Speedway).

Win #1 -- Truck Series on Aug. 18 for the O'Reilly 200 in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 18 NASCAR.com RaceView Toyota.

Win #2 -- Nationwide Series on Aug. 20 for the Food City 250 in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota.

Win #3 -- Sprint Cup Series on Aug. 21 for the Irwin Tools Night Race in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Doublemint Toyota.

Apr02

First Win for Kyle Busch Motorsports

Kyle wins the first-ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Nashville 200 at Nashville Superspeedway in his No. 18 Dollar General Toyota. Kyle started first and led 131 of 150 laps.

2009

Nov21

2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion

Kyle wins the Nationwide Series title after winning the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his ninth win and 30th top-10 finish of the season. Kyle started fifth in the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Z-Line Designs Toyota and led 73 of 200 laps.

Kyle's 5,682 points scored in 2009 were the most ever by a Nationwide Series competitor, as were the 2,698 laps he led throughout the season.

2008

Nov08

RECORD 21 NASCAR WINS IN ONE SEASON

Kyle wins a record-setting 21st victory across all three of NASCAR's national tour series. His 21st and final season victory came in the NASCAR Nationwide Series' O'Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway

For the season, Kyle won eight Sprint Cup races, ten Nationwide Series races, and three Craftsman Truck Series races.

Mar08

TOYOTA'S FIRST SPRINT CUP POINTS WIN

Kyle is the first-ever driver to bring Toyota to Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Kyle led 173 of 325 laps in his dominating win aboard the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 Snickers Toyota at the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

2006

Sep06

QUALIFIES FOR FIRST CAREER CHASE

Kyle qualified for his first-ever Chase for the NEXTEL Cup when he finished second in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway aboard the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet car. Kyle led 248 of 400 laps that day. Kyle is the youngest driver to ever to qualify for the Chase.

2005

Dec02

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle wins the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award after posting two wins and finishing 20th in points while driving the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet.

Sep04

FIRST CAREER NASCAR CUP SERIES WIN

Kyle wins his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at the Sony HD 500 at California Speedway while driving the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Kellogg's Chevrolet. Kyle started 25th and led 95 of 254 laps. At the time, Kyle was the youngest-ever Cup race winner at age 20 years and 125 days.

2004

Dec01

NASCAR BUSCH SERIES ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kyle wins the NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year Award after posting five wins, the most ever by any rookie. Kyle finished second in points to Martin Truex Jr. while driving the Hendrick Motorsports No. 5 Lowe's Chevrolet.

May14

FIRST NASCAR TOURING-SERIES WIN

Kyle picked up his first career NASCAR Touring-Series Victory in the Funai 250 NASCAR Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway,

Feb14

FIRST RACE AS HENDRICK DEVELOPMENT DRIVER

After signing as a Hendrick Motorsports development driver, Kyle drives the No. 5 Lowe's Chevrolet to a 24th place finish at the NASCAR Busch Series Hershey's Kisses 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Kyle went on to win the 2004 Rookie of the Year honors with five wins and a second place points finish.

2014
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