NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch reached the top of the mountain in his sport. In 2015 he won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship. Since winning that championship Kyle Busch has always been a favorite to win another championship.
Ups and downs
2015 was a very interesting year to say the least for Kyle. In the beginning of the year he was involved with a multi-car accident at the Daytona International Speedway. He had fractured his right leg, got a small fracture in the left foot, and a sprained left finger.
On May 12, 2015, Busch announced that he would return to NASCAR at the All-Star Race at Charlotte. On June 13, nearly four months after his injury, he won the race at Michigan in his second start of the season. In order to make the Chase in 2015, Busch needed to be in the Top 30 in points and have one win in the Cup Series. He was able to compete in the championship race and take home the title.
Off the track he and his wife, Samantha welcomed their son Brexton. They were trying for a child and in my interview with Kyle, he shares with me his journey into fatherhood. Kyle also discusses some of the values he looks to instill into his son and advice for dads to be.
Kyle leads by example…
Busch has a strong charitable drive too. He formed the Kyle Busch Foundation. His foundation is committed to empowering children, families and communities to overcome hardship by providing essential tools – financial, material and experiential – to allow them to live their best lives possible.
In addition to children’s homes his foundation supports, Busch and his wife, Samantha, have a few initiatives they continue to support that are important to them. The first is North Carolina-based Pretty in Pink Foundation, as money raised at a charity dinner held each October in Charlotte, N.C. Along with support for the Pretty in Pink Foundation, the couple started the “Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund” benefiting in-need families struggling with infertility. KBF donates to costs associated with infertility treatment through the REACH Clinic of Charlotte.
Busch, wife Samantha, and son Brexton reside in North Carolina.
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