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Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-18
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced a partnership with NOS Energy Drink, as primary sponsor of the team’s No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Camry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series.
2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch, the all-time race winning driver in the history of the XFINITY Series with 76 wins, will drive his first NOS program race at Atlanta (G.A.) Motor Speedway and in subsequent races that total 16 XFINITY Series events this season. To kick off the 2016 race schedule at Daytona, JGR and NOS Energy Drink are excited to announce they are also bringing back another champion for the XFINITY series program start, longtime race winner and past Joe Gibbs Racing veteran racecar driver Bobby Labonte. Said VP of Sports Marketing, Mitch Covington: "With Kyle (Busch) in the seat most of the year and a strong Daytona start with Bobby (Labonte), we have every reason to believe our program will win." Feb 10 - 8:59 PM

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In 42 starts. Kyle Busch has amassed the 15th-best average finish among active, fulltime drivers with a 20.38. He has not finished in the top 10 since October 2013, however, and that makes him a poor value at his salary cap.

Busch came close to finishing in the top 10 twice during that period, but both modest runs came on Daytona International Speedway’s sister track of Talladega SuperSpeedway. Still, Busch has earned nine top-10s on this track type during his career, which ranks him seventh on the active chart.
Feb 9 - 2:46 PM

Kyle Busch said he is still working through his NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule for 2016, but he knows restrictor-plate tracks are off the table.

Busch, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, is the XFINITY Series win leader with 76 career victories. He also has 44 wins in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. But in 2015, Busch suffered a broken right leg and shattered left foot in the season-opening XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. The injuries kept him sidelined for months, and forced him to miss the first 11 races of the Sprint Cup Series season. Busch said he hopes to run between "15 to 18 races" in the XFINITY Series. "No restrictor-plate races, I'm out of that stuff," he said. "No more plate races because my wife won't let me. And (team owner) Joe (Gibbs).
Source: NASCAR
Jan 19 - 11:38 PM

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will be racing in the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Model event scheduled as part of SpeedFest 2016 on Sunday, Jan. 31 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga.

Busch, a three-time SpeedFest winner, will pilot KBM's No. 51 Camry with primary sponsorship from Rheem Heating and Cooling and major associate sponsorship from Busch was victorious at SpeedFest in 2009 and 2010 when the event was held at Lanier Speedway in Braselton, Ga., and most recently won the event in 2012, the first year it was held at its current location.
Jan 14 - 12:01 PM

Kyle Busch had the best average finish on short tracks in 2015, according to He posted a 5.0 in three starts on this course type.

One can only imagine what he would have accomplished in the first three races of the season if not for his injury, but Busch was easily one of the best short track values at the end of the year.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Kyle Busch (#18 Toyota Camry), current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, had successful surgery this morning to remove two metal plates in his left foot and a metal rod and screws in his right leg.

Busch is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2016 NASCAR season in February. The scheduled offseason surgery removed the plates, rod and screws that were used to help stabilize his foot and leg following injuries suffered in an accident at Daytona International Speedway in February 2015.-Joe Gibbs Racing
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Kyle Busch did not have a perfect season, but he was strong when he needed to be. He ended 2015 with a sweep of the top five in the Eliminator round and won the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway to hold off the defending Cup champion Kevin Harvick.

Busch actually had a couple of scares along the way. During the Chase, he finished 37th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and 20th at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Under the older format that counted points from all 10 playoff races for the championship, that would have been enough to eliminate him from contention.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch said he will have surgery Dec. 17 to remove a rod from his right leg and plates from his left foot.

The rod and plates were inserted after his Feb. 21 crash in the XFINITY Series season opener when his car slammed head-on into an unprotected concrete barrier inside Turn 1 at Daytona International Speedway. He admits if he wasn’t racing there wouldn’t be a need to remove the rod. Since he could be involved in another serious crash at some point in his career, it is better to have the rod removed instead of the risk of damaging it. Busch said one of the challenges after his surgery will be rehabbing his left foot.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Kyle Busch (#18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry) won the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

He started third in the lineup and completed all laps of the 267-lap event (led 14 laps). Busch missed the first 11 Sprint Cup races of the season due to injuries suffered from a wreck at Daytona in the XFINITY Series season-opener. In the 25 races he entered in 2015, he scored five wins (June 28th at Sonoma, July 11th at Kentucky, July 19th at Loudon, July 26th at Indianapolis and this race at Homestead), one pole, 12 top-fives, 16 top-10s and closed out the season as the 2015 Sprint Cup Series Champion. He finished one point ahead of runner-up Kevin Harvick (finished second in the race).
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:25:00 PM

Last year it took a victory over another championship contender to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. History repeated itself in 2015 as Kyle Busch held off the defending champion Kevin Harvick in a six-lap shootout to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 and the season-long championship.

Busch’s victory is all the more remarkable because the driver was forced to miss the first 11 races of the season with a broken leg. Busch won four races in the regular season, climbed high enough in the points, and was given a medical exemption by NASCAR waving a requirement to attempt every race to make the Chase in order to win. This is Busch’s first Cup championship.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Kyle Busch earned the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) 2015 Owner Championship title for the performance of the Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) No. 4 Toyota Tundra driven by 2015 series Champion Erik Jones.

This is KBM’s third-consecutive and fourth all-time NCWTS owner championship. Their previous owner championships were in 2010, 2013 and 2014. KBM’s No. 51 tied ThorSport Racing’s No. 88 in owner points in 2013 but was awarded the championship due the tiebreaker (wins). KBM is the first team in NCWTS history to win three consecutive owner championships. They now have the most owner titles in the NCWTS with four.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead among Chase contenders with a speed of 173.321 mph. He was ninth fastest overall, followed by Martin Truex Jr. in 10th with a lap of 173.232 mph, 17th-fastest Kyle Busch at 171.418 mph, and 26th-fastest Kevin Harvick with a 169.972 mph lap.

While Harvick was slowest, he was running on older tires most of the race. He should easily run among the top 10 most of the afternoon and challenge for the victory. This year’s battle between the top four is more equal that it would appear based on the speed chart.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Sprint Cup driver (#18 Toyota Camry) Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Ford EcoBoost 300 with a lap of 32.116 seconds, 168.140 mph.

This is the #54 Monster Energy Toyota driver's 48th pole in 311 NXS races. It is his fifth pole and 12th top-10 NXS start in 2015 and his second pole in nine NXS races at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Daniel Suarez (second) posted his 27th top-10 start of 2015 and his first at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Kyle Busch posted a lap of 176.062 mph in the final round of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400 and will roll off the grid third for Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. That makes him the highest-qualified Chase contender.

Busch did not know exactly had for qualification because he practiced in race trim earlier in the day before the rains fell. Busch should be able to run with the leaders much of the day, but he is still projected to finish in the sixth- to 10th-place range.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular (#18 Toyota Camry) Kyle Busch had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the only practice for the XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

His average of 163.597 mph in the #54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry was best of the 18 cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. #42 Kyle Larson (163.146 mph), #33 Austin Dillon (163.096), #22 Ryan Blaney (162.815) and #98 Aric Almirola (162.240) are the rest of the top-five on this list.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 04:55:00 PM