NASCAR is the game and Kyle Busch is THE player, this race car driver deserves accolades for constantly staying at the top of his game. Being one of the only five drivers who has won a championship in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series is no easy feat. Since 1998, he has been dominating the tracks and since then it has been one victory after the other. As successful as his career has been, there is so much more to this man than his trophies. Based on that, here is a closer look at his biography, wife, son and net worth.
Kyle Busch’s Biography (Age)
He was born Kyle Thomas Busch on May 2, 1985, in Las Vegas Nevada. Believe it or not, he got his first driving lesson when some people were still riding their bikes with training wheels. His dad, Tom, gave him a driving lesson in a makeshift go-kart at the tender age of six. It goes without saying that the lesson must have stirred something in him. In his adolescence, Kyle Busch worked with his father and older brother Kurt in the family garage. He even went on to become the crew chief for his brother’s dwarf car team at ten years of age.
It was not until 1998, soon after he clocked 13 that he started his racing career. In the space of two years (between 1999 and 2001), he won more than 65 races in Legends Car Racing, each victory bringing him closer to his career at NASCAR. It was not until he turned 16 that his NASCAR career started, kicking off with him competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He raced instead of Nathan Haseleu who happened to be let go in the middle of the 2001 season. His first race took place at the Indianapolis Raceway Park where the driver came in 9th. The second time around, he had the upper hand right until his truck ran out of fuel with a whopping 12 laps to go.
Though he was making some serious headway, Kyle Busch had to drop out of the series because of his age-related sponsorship issues. Nevertheless, he graduated early from high school in order to focus on his career. What a good call that was, seeing as later that year he made his debut in the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Wife & Son
For any eligible bachelorettes looking to score with the race car driver, unfortunately, he has been off the market for years. After dating for 2 years, he tied the knot with his sweetheart, Samantha Sarcinella, on December 31st, 2012, in Chicago. Their nuptials were even featured on Style Network. Kyle Busch wife hails from St John Indiana and is quite accomplished academically. She holds a psychology degree from Purdue University as well as a masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Currently, she is a fitness and lifestyle blogger. It all started out as a means of expression, but to her surprise, it gained popularity quite speedily.
In addition to her artistic outlet, Samantha lends her efforts to the Kyle Busch Foundation. The charity, owned by her husband sends gifts to children on holidays. It also foots the bill for cancer patients among other charitable endeavors.
Against all odds and a case of Polycystic Ovarian syndrome, the couple welcomed their son into the world on May 18, 2015. His name is Brexton Locke Busch and thanks to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), they were able to have him.
Kyle Busch’s Net Worth
If his career is not a clear indicator, the fact that he owns Kyle Busch Motorsports shows that he is worth a pretty penny. As of 2019, his net worth is a whopping $50 million. Based on this NASCAR has ranked him their 8th Richest Driver. No one can fault them, seeing as he pulls in a salary of $9.6 million. Thanks to his highly profitable career and endorsements, his net worth should continue soaring.
As it is expected of most race car drivers, Kyle Busch towers in height. He stands quite tall at 6 feet and an inch which is also 185m. It is obvious that he keeps quite fit because his corresponding weight is 64kg. For a man in his line of work, this is quite apt.