Bio

For Kyle Busch, 2015 is already shaping up to be a year that he will never forget.

There's no doubt the driver who has 141 overall wins among NASCAR's top three divisions as of January 2015 – Sprint Cup (29), XFINITY Series (70), Truck Series (42) – will add to his win totals in this season's competition. After all, Busch has proven that he doesn't have a hard time finding victory lane.

But the biggest celebration for the 29-year old driver may actually come away from the track this season as he will become a first-time father to a son in May.

Personally, Busch is poised for the biggest year of his life. Busch hopes to have just as big of a year professionally.

For the first time since in six seasons, Busch will have a new crew chief at the helm of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing as Adam Stevens will guide the team. Busch hopes this new duo can ignite a spark that will produce the biggest year of his professional career as well and help Busch to finally breakthrough and capture his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

While this will be the Busch-Stevens pairing's first year together in the Sprint Cup Series, the duo have enjoyed much success in the XFINITY Series scoring 19 victories, 17 poles, 46 top-five and 47 top-10 finishes in 52 races together over the past two seasons. Busch hopes that their past successes will quickly transfer into the Sprint Cup Series and set him up for a Sprint Cup championship campaign in 2015.

Busch's rise to one of the top drivers in the sport and championship contender unofficially began at age 6, when Busch cruised around the cul-de-sac of his family's Las Vegas neighborhood in a makeshift go-kart. Busch was too small to reach the throttle, but that didn't stop him from picking up the basics. His father, Tom, held down the gas pedal while Busch steered the kart on the street. Once Kyle Busch was tall enough to reach the gas pedal, an accelerated pace was set for his future career in motorsports.

Throughout his childhood, Busch spent countless hours as an apprentice in the family garage to his father and his older brother, Kurt, learning to build and repair racecars. By age 10, Busch was a full-fledged mechanic and served as crew chief on Kurt's Dwarf car team. In 1998, shortly after his 13th birthday, Kyle Busch's driving career officially began.

Given his young age, schoolwork was always a priority. Busch was an honor student, but his extracurricular activities always included a racecar. Busch's parents taught him accountability: If he wanted to race, he was responsible to work on, repair and pay for his cars. Busch learned early on that carelessness on the track proved costly, resulting in wrecked equipment and being unprepared for the next event. He took pride in his racecars and raced competitors with respect.

From 1999 to 2001, Busch earned more than 65 wins in Legends cars as he earned two track championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway "Bullring" before moving up to Late Model stock cars. Winning seemed to come naturally no matter what Busch drove, as he captured 10 victories in Late Model competition at the Bullring in 2001.

His winning reputation and potential for success began to pique the interest of car owners in NASCAR, and Busch made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut – at age 16 – Aug. 3, 2001 at Lucas Oil Raceway near Indianapolis, where he started 23rd and finished ninth for Roush Fenway Racing. Shortly thereafter, an unexpected ruling by NASCAR that enacted a minimum age requirement for competitors in NASCAR's top three series sidelined Busch until his 18th birthday.

Instead of sitting idle until that magic date, Busch turned his attention to the American Speed Association and ran the entire 2002 schedule. In a division that prepared the likes of Mark Martin, Alan Kulwicki and Rusty Wallace for NASCAR, Busch once again was successful by posting five top-fives and 10 top-10s in 20 starts, ending the season eighth in points. That same year, he graduated with honors – one year early – from Durango High School in Las Vegas.

In addition to his aggressive nature behind the wheel of a racecar, Busch has a strong charitable drive. He formed the Kyle Busch Foundation (KBF) in 2006 to benefit child and adolescent agencies that provide safe living environments for the less fortunate. The Foundation supports homes in Grand Rapids, Mich., Concord, N.C., Atlanta, Mesa, Ariz., and Las Vegas.

In addition to the children's homes his foundation supports, Busch and his wife, Samantha, added a new cause in October 2013 with events to support the North Carolina-based Pretty in Pink Foundation. Through money raised at a charity dinner held in Charlotte, N.C. called 'Project Pink,' the KBF initiative raised enough money to cover expenses for 12 breast cancer patients on all of their treatments. They'll look to continue the Project Pink initiative this October in hopes of covering treatments for many more breast cancer patients.

Busch and his wife, Samantha, reside in Denver, N.C.

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Time Qualifier for the Sprint Cup Chase

141

Total Nascar Wins

29

Career Sprint Cup Wins

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"

Jan12

KYLE BUSCH MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT

In a one of a kind press announcement, Kyle Busch unveils the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry, and introduces his brother Kurt to the driver lineup for Kyle Busch Motorsports venture into the NASCAR Nationwide Series.


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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