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OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
Joe Gibbs Racing
Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch Foundation
Joe Gibbs Driven
Kyle Busch Motorsports
True Speed Communications (PR)

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
M and M’s
M&M’s NASCAR
Interstate Batteries
Interstate Batteries Racing
Skittles

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS
Stanley Racing
Stanley Black & Decker
Mac Tools
Freightliner Trucks
Sherwin Williams

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Joe Gibbs Racing – Twitter
Joe Gibbs Racing – Facebook
Kyle Busch – Twitter
Kyle Busch – Facebook
Kyle Busch – Instagram
M&M’s Racing – Facebook
Skittles – Facebook
Interstate Batteries – Twitter
Interstate Batteries – Facebook

STATISTICS
Kyle Busch – RacingReference.info

MORE INFO
2019 #18 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery

2019 sponsor schedule:
1) Daytona: M&M’s
2) Atlanta: Snickers Creamy
3) Las Vegas: M&M’s
4) ISM Raceway: Skittles
5) Auto Club: Interstate Batteries
6) Martinsville: M&M’s
7) Texas: Interstate Batteries
8) Bristol: Skittles
9) Richmond: M&M’s
10) Talladega: M&M’s
11) Dover: Pedigree
12) Kansas: M&M’s Red Nose Day
Charlotte (All-Star): M&M’s Hazelnut
13) Charlotte: M&M’s Patriotic
14) Pocono: M&M’s
15) Michigan: M&M’s
16) Sonoma: M&M’s
17) Chicagoland: Skittles
18) Daytona: Interstate Batteries
19) Kentucky: Snickers
20) New Hampshire: Interstate Batteries
21) Pocono: Skittles
22) Watkins Glen: M&M’s
23) Michigan: Interstate Batteries
24) Bristol: M&M’s
25) Darlington: M&M’s
26) Indianapolis: M&M’s
27) Las Vegas: M&M’s
28) Richmond: M&M’s
29) Charlotte: M&M’s
30) Dover: Interstate Batteries
31) Talladega: M&M’s
32) Kansas: M&M’s
33) Martinsville: M&M’s Halloween
34) Texas: M&M’s
35) ISM Raceway: M&M’s
36) Homestead-Miami: M&M’s

Kyle Busch is the ONLY NASCAR Cup driver to ever win a Cup points race at every track he has competed on:
When he won at Charlotte on May 27, 2018

Contract Status: Driver: 2019; Primary Sponsors: M&M Mars 2019; Interstate 2018+

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Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund names recipients: Six Charlotte, N.C.-based couples are ringing in the new year with newfound hope at starting a family after the Kyle and Samantha Busch Bundle of Joy Fund awarded its largest grant offering to-date of over $100,000 to help cover the cost of respective in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments at the Reproductive Endocrinology Associates of Charlotte (REACH). This is the eighth round of “Bundle of Joy” recipients to receive funding since Kyle and Samantha Busch started the fund in 2015 following their own IVF journey to conceive their first child, Brexton.[More](1-15-2019)

Kyle and Samantha Busch expecting second child UPDATE: The couple announced the news Thursday morning. Their son, Brexton, was born in 2015.(11-22-2018)
UPDATE: Samantha announced on Thursday, November 30, that she has suffered a miscarriage and lost the baby.[More](11-30-2018)

With win in Phoenix, Kyle Busch leads Big Three into title race: Holding off Brad Keselowski after a restart with 12 laps left in Sunday’s Can-Am 500 at ISM Raceway, Kyle Busch claimed his eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season and led NASCAR’s Big Three into the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After a wreck on Lap 269 of 312 ended the championship hopes of Kurt Busch and Chase Elliott-both of whom had been in the mix throughout the day-Busch grabbed the lead from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Erik Jones on Lap 277 and held it the rest of the way, through two subsequent cautions and restarts.[More](11-11-2018)

Kyle Busch won the Can-Am 500(k) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. The win is his 8th win of 2018, 2nd win at Phoenix and 51st career win.
#2-Keselowski finished 2nd followed by #42-Larson, #10-Almirola, #4-Harvick, #1-McMurray, #6-Kenseth, #3-Dillon, #24-Byron, and #43-Wallace.
#4-Harvick, #18-Busch, #22-Logano, and #78-Truex, Jr will compete for the Championship next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Several playoff drivers had trouble during the race:
Pole winner #4-Harvick led the first 72 laps of the race, but had a tire go down just before the end of stage 1. He had to pit, lost a lap and fell to 30th place. He later got the free pass and worked his way back to the front to finish 5th.
#22-Logano brought out the caution on lap 95 after a spin. He could not continue and finished 37th.
#14-Bowyer blew a tire on lap 133, hit the wall and could not go on. He finished 35th.
#41-Busch led 52 laps, but passed the pace car coming on to pit road on lap 135 and was penalized one lap. He got the free pass on lap 228 and run near the front until he was involved in an accident with Hamlin and Elliott with 43 laps remaining. The team could not repair the car and he finished 32nd.
Stage 1 was won by #9-Elliott, finished 23rd.
Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch, who won.
There were 15 lead changes among 8 drivers and 10 cautions for 61 yellow flag laps. There were two late red flags for track cleanup, one with 46 laps remaining and one with 25 to go.
The average speed of the race was: 98.354mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standing
Owners Points Standings

M&M’S White Chocolate featured on the #18 at Bristol: Debuting this weekend at Bristol will be the M&M’S White Chocolate scheme. In 2017, M&M’S® launched White Chocolate, a delicious, year-round offering that features creamy white chocolate enclosed in a colorful candy shell. But this weekend will be the first time the new candy treats have donned Busch’s No. 18 Toyota.[More](8-15-2018)

M&M’S Crunchy Mint on Busch’s car at The Glen: M&M’S Crunchy Mint gets to ride along with Busch on the Watkins Glen road course for Sunday’s Go Bowling at The Glen. [More](8-2-2018)

Kyle Busch unveils Darlington scheme: The scheme is a throwback to Ernie Irvan’s 1998 Skittles car.[More](7-25-2018)

Kyle Busch wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series slugfest at Chicagoland: Like two boxers in the final round of a closely-contested slugfest, Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson traded hard shots on the last lap of Sunday’s Overton’s 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Moments later, it was Kyle Busch who was still standing-with his car parked on the finish line and his fifth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season in his pocket.[More](7-1-2018)

Kyle Busch won the Overton’s 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The win is his 5th win of 2018, 2nd win at Chicago and 48th career win.
#42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #4-Harvick, #78-Truex, Jr., #14-Bowyer, #20-Jones, #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #2-Keselowski, and #88-Bowman.
Busch took the lead during the final pit stops of the day and held off Harvick for 35 laps before Larson moved to second. On the final lap, Larson got into the rear of Busch off turn 2, sending Busch into the wall. Busch returned the favor in turn 3, hitting Larson in the rear. Larson got loose and Busch got into the wall, but got to the finish line first.
Pole winner, #15-Menard, finished 13th.
Stage 1 was won by #10-Almirola. He finished 25th after dealing with a couple loose wheels.
Stage 2 was won by #4-Harvick. He finished 3rd.
There were 24 lead changes among 8 drivers and 5 cautions for 23 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 140.636mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
See the Drivers Points Standings (pdf)
Owners Points Standings (pdf)

Standings leader Kyle Busch continues strong 2018 run: Kyle Busch essentially won ‘Best in Class’ with a fourth-place showing in Sunday’s rain-shortened FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway – the lone Toyota in a front-running, race-winning group of seven Fords.[More](-2018)

Kyle Busch finishes off bucket list with dominating victory at Charlotte: From start to finish, Busch fashioned a dominating victory at the only active Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track at which he had never won a points event. He’s now the only driver in NASCAR history who has won at every Cup track at which he has run.[More](5-27-2018)

Kyle Busch won the Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win is his 4th win of 2018, 1st win at Charlotte and 47th career win.
He dominated the race, starting on the pole, winning all four stages, leading 377 of the 400 laps and he has now won a race at every active track on the NASCAR Cup schedule.
#78-Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #11-Hamlin, #2-Keselowski, #48-Johnson, #1-McMurray, #42-Larson, #41-Busch, #88-Bowman, and #17-Stenhouse, Jr.
Just 9 cars were on the lead lap at the finish.
There were 9 lead changes among 4 drivers and 11 cautions for 54 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 136.692mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points Standings
Owners Points Standings

Kyle Busch’s win streak hinges on unpredictable Talladega: It’s a big deal and rare achievement when any driver reels off three consecutive wins in the premier Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. And only nine races into the 2018 season – that’s happened twice already. Kyle Busch’s impressive showing at Richmond Raceway Saturday night earned the 32-year-old his third straight Monster Energy Series win (also at Texas and Bristol). Kevin Harvick accomplished the feat a month ago, winning three consecutive races at Atlanta, Las Vegas and Phoenix. He finished a disappointing 35th the next week in California at Auto Club Speedway, ending his streak[More](4-23-2018)

Joe Gibbs Racing renews with Toyota: Joe Gibbs Racing has signed an extension with Toyota Racing, an agreement confirmed by team owner Joe Gibbs on Saturday afternoon at Richmond Raceway.[More](4-22-2018)

Kyle Busch wins third straight race with late charge at Richmond: Busch streaked away from the rest of the field on a series of late restarts, ultimately beating Chase Elliott to the checkered flag in overtime to record his fifth victory at the .75-mile short track and the 46th of his career.[More](4-21-2018)

Kyle Busch won the Toyota Owners 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. The win is his 3rd win of 2018, 5th win at Richmond and 46th career win.
#9-Elliott finished 2nd (his 8th career 2nd place finish) followed by #11-Hamlin, #22-Logano, #4-Harvick, #48-Johnson, #42-Larson, #2-Keselowski, #14-Bowyer, and #19-Suarez.
Pole winner #78-Truex, Jr. lead 121 laps, but had a slow pit stop near the end of the race and finished 14th.
The race ended after the first attempt at NASCAR overtime, set up by a caution when #17-Stenhouse, Jr. hit the wall.
Stages 1 and 2 were both won by #22-Logano. He finished 4th.
There were 16 lead changes among 7 drivers and 6 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was: 96.215mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Drivers Points (pdf)
Owners Points (pdf)

Special M&M’s Flavor Vote scheme for Kyle Busch at Richmond: Busch will debut a brand new scheme at Richmond this weekend as the M&M’S brand has recently launched three, brand-new, limited-edition flavors as part of its second Flavor Vote campaign: Crunchy Espresso, Crunchy Raspberry and Crunchy Mint. The new flavors are on sale at select retailers nationwide, where fans can purchase and try each new flavor and cast a vote for their favorite once a day until May 25.[More](4-18-2018)

Kyle Busch uses bump-and-run to perfection in Bristol win: Executing a textbook bump-and-run against runner-up Kyle Larson on Lap 495 of 500, Kyle Busch pulled away to win Monday’s weather-delayed Food City 500, claiming his second straight victory of 2018.[More](4-16-2018)

Kyle Busch won the rain delayed Food City 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. The win is his 2nd win of 2018, 7th win at Bristol and 45th career win.
#42-Larson finished 2nd followed by #48-Johnson, #17-Stenhouse, Jr., #88-Bowman, #10-Almirola, #4-Harvick, #14-Bowyer, #22-Logano, and #31-Newman.
The final 296 laps were run Monday after the race was postponed Sunday afternoon.
Larson lead the most laps during the race, 200 of 500, but was passed by Kyle Busch with 5 laps remaining.
Stages 1 & 2 were won by #2-Keselowski. He hit the wall late in the race and finished 23rd.
There were 13 cautions for 114 laps and 18 lead changes among 8 leaders.
The average speed of the race was: 77.465 mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Unofficial Drivers Points (pdf)
Unofficial Owners Points (pdf)

Kyle Busch holds off Kevin Harvick at Texas for season’s first victory: Harried by Harvick for 23 laps after a restart on Lap 312 of 334, Busch powered his Toyota across the finish line .3 seconds ahead of the driver of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford. The key to Busch’s victory was a mistake-free run over the final laps.[More](4-8-2018)

Kyle Busch won the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The win is his 1st win of 2018, 3rd win at Texas and 44th career win. Busch led 115 of the 334 laps.
#4-Harvick finished 2nd followed by #1-McMurray, #20-Jones, #12-Blaney, #22-Logano, pole sitter #41-Busch, #42-Wallace, #24-Byron, and #14-Bowyer.
Stage 1 was won by #4-Harvick. Stage 2 was won by #18-Busch.
There were 16 lead changes among 8 drivers and 8 cautions for 48 yellow flag laps. There was a red flag for track cleanup following an accident that took out #10-Almirola, #2-Keselowski, #11-Hamlin, and #48-Johnson.
The average speed of the race was: 141.714mph.
See unofficial race results, awards, laps led, cautions and more at:
Unofficial Race Results (pdf)
Cumulative Report (pdf)
Penalty Report (pdf)
Unofficial Drivers Points
Unofficial Owners Points

Kyle Busch edges Ryan Newman for Monster Energy Atlanta pole: Ryan Newman was within seconds of breaking a pole drought that dates to 2013 – until Kyle Busch made his final-round qualifying run at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Covering the 1.54-mile distance in 30.024 seconds (184.652 mph) in the money round of Friday’s knockout qualifying session, Busch edged Newman by .038 seconds to win his first pole of the young Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, his first at Atlanta and the 28th of his career.[More](2-23-2018)

M&M’s Caramel returning to the #18: After a significant push last year around the Caramel line, which was its largest launch ever for a new kind of M&M’s, Mars has decided to keep with that theme in 2018.[More](1-4-2018)