If you know racing, you know the Busch name. With a father and brother who are legends in their own rights, Kyle Busch definitely had some big shoes to fill.
It’s safe to say he made good on the family name.
Not only has Kyle become one of the sports most winning drivers of all time, but he also owns his own racing team: Kyle Busch Motorsports. It’s no wonder Kyle Busch has made over $40 million plying his craft in the racing world.
He’s definitely one of the biggest names in the sport and in this article, we’ll dig into Kyle Busch’s career highlights, bio, stats and lots more.
- Born: May 2, 1985
- Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Height 6’1”
- Nickname: Rowdy
- Brother of Kurt Busch
- Over $40 Million in career earnings
- All-time winningest Xfinity Series driver (92 wins)
- Tied for all-time lead in Truck Series wins (51)
- Has at least one victory in all 14 seasons competing at NASCAR’s top levels
- 2009 Nationwide Series champion
- 2010 sets record for most wins in top-3 divisions in one season (24)
- 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion
- 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race winner
- 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season champion
- 2018 Coke-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Kyle Busch Bio
Kyle Busch grew up with racing and with a family like his it didn’t surprise anyone when he started driving at a young age
Fast forward three decades to today and Kyle Busch is one of the greatest drivers the sport has ever seen. What else can you say? The guy has basically won it all. Almost literally. The numbers are off the charts.
Across NASCAR’ top three divisions he has nearly 200 combined wins and over 600 top-10 finishes. Absolutely ridiculous, especially when you consider he’s only 33 and still heading into some prime years.
NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
At the Xfinity Series level, Kyle Busch is a god among men. The all-time leader in wins with 92, it’s actually quite perplexing to think that he only won the Nationwide Series championship once.
For trivia buffs, he clinched the 2009 series championship with a win on the final race of the season making him only the second driver to ever do so along with Sam Ard who did it in 1983.
He won his first ever Cup Series championship in 2015 and followed that up in 2018 with a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season championship. With his 51 Cup Series wins, 51 Truck Series wins, and 92 Xfinity Series wins, Busch sits second all-time with 194 total wins within the top three tiers. Only Richard Petty has more with 200.
First NASCAR Win
Kyle got his first taste of victory at the NASCAR level when he won an ARCA Re/MAX Series event in Nashville Superspeedway in April of 2003. His first career Busch Series win came a year later at the Funai 250.
He got his first career Sprint Cup win in 2005 at the Sony HD 500 in California. At the time he set a record for youngest Spring Cup winner at 20 years, 4 months, and 2 days.
2008 was Busch’s most dominating Cup Series season in terms of wins and earnings.
He won an incredible eight races that year and finished in the top-10 21 times in 36 races. The momentum surely carried over into the next season as he won the 2009 Nationwide Series Championship.
Perhaps even more incredible is that the following 2010 season saw him take down a whopping 13 Nationwide Series events, smashing the old record of 10 held by Sam Ard.