Sports Speaker Kyle Busch’s ability behind the wheel of a stock car is indisputable. There is nothing more important to him than winning races, but he takes pride in his racecars and always treats competitors with respect on the track. Kyle demands a commitment to excellence from his team as well as himself, which tells a lot about his personality. His fans describe him as a passionate, motivated and dedicated driver. There is no doubt, that his strong personality is simply a product of his win-at-all-costs mentality.
From the moment Kyle stepped inside a stock car, he became a natural. Kyle followed in his brother Kurt Busch’s footsteps and started racing at an early age in the Legend Series. After winning over sixty-five races within the series and earning two championships at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he moved up to Late Model stock cars. He took home ten victories in 2001 alone.
With his winning reputation and potential for success, he instantly piqued the interest of car owners in NASCAR. Kyle made his professional debut at Lucas Oil Raceway for the Camping World Truck Series, making him the youngest top rookie in the history of NASCAR.
In 2003, Kyle signed with Hendrick Motorsports, replacing two-time Cup champion and NASCAR legend Terry Labonte and joined his teammate and four-time champion Jeff Gordon. He won his first ARCA Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway and ended the year with two second-place finishes, three top-tens and five top-ten qualifiers.
The following year, Kyle experienced a breakout year. During his first full season of Nationwide Series Competition he posted five wins and a runner-up finish in the championship. He became the youngest pole winner in NASCAR history at Auto Club Speedway and returned months later claiming his first Spring Cup win and also gaining the title of the youngest winner in NASCAR’s highest level of competition.
In 2008, Kyle made the decision to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing. His first year, he earned eight Sprint Cup wins, seventeen top-five and twenty-one top-ten finishes. Since then, he has continued to make history. Kyle has set new records for laps led and runner-up finishes in a single season as well as mastered all levels of NASCAR competition becoming the first driver to win all three national series during the same weekend. He also became the first driver to win in a Toyota at the Spring Cup Series and is the only driver to win four consecutive spring races at Richmond International Raceway.
Furthermore, Kyle served as driver-owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports during its inaugural season. Since its establishment, KBP has filled trophy cases with Legends Car Series and Late Model Hardware becoming home for the No. 51 and No. 54 Toyota Tundra’s in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
When Kyle isn’t racing, he spends his time doing charitable acts of kindness. In 2006, Kyle established The Kyle Busch Foundation where he provides essential tools for less fortunate children around the nation. Kyle’s Miles was founded in 2008 and is a Pedigree partnered program that helps dogs in shelters and breed rescue organizations.