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Kyle Busch Redemption: Victorious Triumphs and Milestones at RCR

Kyle Busch Redemption: The year 2023 marked a significant turn in Kyle Busch’s storied NASCAR career. Departing from his long-standing tenure at Joe Gibbs Racing, “The Rowdy” shocked the racing world by making a move to Richard Childress Racing (RCR) after an impressive 15-year stretch.

Entering the twilight of his career at 37, Busch encountered a less-than-stellar start to the season, facing a notable setback with a disappointing DNF at the renowned Daytona 500. Seeking redemption, he geared up for the subsequent race at Auto Club Speedway, striving to make a statement.

The Pala Casino 400 carried historical weight as the final NASCAR event hosted by Auto Club Speedway before its closure for reconstruction under the Next Gen California project, culminating in its demolition later in October.

Starting 21st on the grid, Busch faced an arduous climb while Ross Chastain of Trackhouse Racing dominated, leading an impressive 91 laps. Busch’s struggles intensified with a speeding penalty on the 43rd lap.

Nevertheless, Stage 3 witnessed a stirring turnaround as the seasoned driver orchestrated a comeback. On the 180th lap, Busch executed a brilliant maneuver to surge to the forefront, outpacing Ross Chastain in the pit road shuffle, ultimately clinching victory ahead of Chase Elliott and Chastain.

Securing his inaugural win under RCR’s banner, Kyle Busch etched his name in the record books by surpassing Richard Petty’s 46-year-old record with his 19th consecutive season notching at least one race victory. This triumph marked his 61st career win in the Cup Series.

Post the Auto Club race, what other milestones did Busch achieve? With his 61st Cup Series victory, Busch catapulted past Kevin Harvick, seizing the ninth position on the all-time series wins list. Additionally, his fifth triumph at the iconic Auto Club Speedway positioned him second only to Jimmie Johnson in track victories.

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Reflecting on his win, Busch spoke to the media, expressing his gratification at returning to victory lane, stating, “There’s nothing more rewarding than being able to go to victory lane. It ranks high. I never doubted myself. You kind of get down and wonder what’s going on and what’s happening. You put yourself in a different situation. It’s awesome to be able to reward my guys.”

Closing out his debut season with RCR, Busch concluded with a Round of 12 exit. Securing two more victories throughout the season, he maintained an average 15th-place finish.

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Our Reader’s Queries

Who owns Kyle Busch Motorsports?

Kyle Busch announced on Wednesday that Spire Motorsports has acquired Kyle Busch Motorsports, along with Rowdy Manufacturing and the 77,000-square foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. This exciting deal marks a significant milestone for both companies, as they join forces to expand their reach and capabilities in the industry. With this acquisition, Spire Motorsports is poised to take the racing world by storm, leveraging the expertise and resources of KBM and Rowdy Manufacturing to deliver unparalleled performance and innovation. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development in the world of motorsports.

Does Kyle Busch still own a race team?

Kyle Busch has confirmed that his NASCAR Truck Series team, Kyle Busch Motorsports, has been sold to Spire Motorsports. This news comes just days after Jeff Dickerson and T.J. Puchyr’s team purchased a third charter for their Cup Series team. All of Kyle Busch Motorsports’ assets are included in the sale.

How much is Kyle Busch racing worth?

With two NASCAR Cup Series championships under his belt and a recent move to Richard Childress Racing, his estimated net worth is a staggering $80 million.

Who is Kyle Busch’s sponsor?

Lucas Oil Products, headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, has been the trusted lubricant provider for RCR and ECR Engines since 2014. They are also the official motor oil supplier for ECR Engines. In 2024, Lucas Oil Products will take their partnership with Kyle Busch to the next level by becoming the primary sponsor of his No. 8 Chevrolet in multiple Cup races. This exciting expansion of their sponsorship is a testament to the quality and reliability of Lucas Oil Products.

Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia
Khushal Bhatia, a distinguished BA (Hons) English graduate from St. Stephen College (University of Delhi) and a holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (English) from IIMC Delhi, is an accomplished journalist. Currently affiliated with, Khushal is an expert in covering a range of sports topics with a specialization in motorsports, particularly NASCAR. His insightful articles explore the nuances of the sporting world, providing readers with comprehensive analysis and the latest updates. With a commitment to unbiased reporting, Khushal's expertise and authoritative voice make him a reliable source for sports enthusiasts.


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