When it comes to car racing and the Nascar awards, Kyle Busch is a popular name. He is a professional in his field and has made a name for himself. Let’s get to know more about the personal and professional life of this pro car racing driver.
Kyle Busch’s Bio
Born on May 2, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nevada as Kyle Thomas Busch, His parents were Gaye Busch and Tom Busch. Busch is an American professional stock car racing driver and is also a team owner. Busch was 6 years old when he took his first driving lessons at the Cul-de-sac of his family’s Las Vegas neighborhood. He was not tall enough at that age so his legs were not able to reach the throttle but he was still able to learn the basics from his father, Tom. He and his elder brother, Kurt Busch, worked together with their father in the garage as he grew up, he became the crew chief for his brother’s dwarf car team. Kyle Busch goes by the nickname ‘Rowdy’. He attended Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated in 2002 from the school and then decided to focus on driving and that was the same year he made his first debut. His mother actually wanted him to be a dentist but his dream to be a car racer was what he wanted the most and so he decided to pursue it.
Busch started his driving career when he was 13 years old, and at the age of 16, he had already started competing in championships and competed in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series which is presently known as Camping World Truck Series. At age 19 which was in 2005, Busch won the youngest NASCAR Pole winner in a cup series race at California Speedway.
Since he started his NASCAR career in 2003, Busch has won championships both in Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series. He was the first driver to win two of NASCAR’S top touring series races in the same day at the Autoclub Speedway. His elder brother is the 2004 champion of NASCAR Nextel Cup Series. Busch holds several records in NASCAR competitions and they include most race wins in a season across the top three NASCAR series with 24 wins, most all-time wins in all three Nascar’s National touring series with 187,13 behind the 200 of Richard Petty. He has also won the record for the most Xfinity series wins in a season with 13 and the most overall in 1991. He was the youngest driver to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup which was held in 2006 then he went ahead to become the first driver to win a race and a championship in a Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series.
At age 24, Busch was the second out of three people to win an award for their birthday. He won the 2009 Crown Royal Presents the Russell Friedman 400 at Richmond International Raceway. He is the owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports and his team became the first Camping World Truck Series team to win the owner’s championship in its first year. His team, Kyle Busch Motorsports runs many trucks on the Camping World Trucks series. He also owns a foundation called the Kyle Busch Foundation which is dedicated and aimed at helping and assisting less privileged children in the United States. Busch is the champion of 2009 Nascar Nationwide series. In 2011, he became the inaugural winner of the first cup series at Kentucky Speedway and also in 2015, he was the champion of the 2015 Nascar Sprint Cup series. The motorist was once considered to drive for the U.S based formula one team but he rejected the offer saying the timing was wrong for him. During the 2008 season, he won at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and is the only driver to win four spring races at the Richmond International Raceway.
Family – Wife, Kids
Kyle Busch is a married man. He is married to his wife, Samantha Sarcinella who is a native of St John Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 2012. Kyle Busch and his wife dated for two years before they got married on December 31, 2010. They wedded in Chicago and their wedding was aired on Style Network. Their marriage has been fruitful and they have a son together named Brexton Locke Busch, who was born on May 18, 2015. Their son, Brexton was born through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) because his wife Samantha, had a Polycystic Ovarian syndrome which made her have difficulties in getting pregnant.
Samantha Busch (nee Sarcinella) is a blogger on lifestyle and even though her fitness and fashion posts have become popular, she is recognized mainly because of her husband’s fame. Her blogging started as an outlet for her to express her creativity in fitness, beauty tips, fashion and much more. Samantha also works with the Kyle Busch Foundation, owned by her husband where she helps to supply gifts for children on holidays, pay cancer patients bills and a lot more other charities.
Quick Facts To Know About Kyle Busch
Name: Kyle Thomas Busch
Profession: American Stock Car Racing Driver
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Birthplace: Nevada, USA
Spouse: Samantha Busch
Children: 1 (Brexton Locke Busch)
Height: 6ft 1in (1.85m)
Weight: 64 kg
Eye color: Brown
Hair color: Black
Net worth: $40-50 million