After a tough start to the 2015 season, things are slowly looking up for Kyle Busch. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver started his first race of the season in the Sprint All-Star race and will do so again this coming weekend in the Coca-Cola 600.
On Saturday, Busch said his wife, Samantha, would induce labor on Monday to assure that their first son would be born before his next race. At 9:45 p.m. on Monday night, the Busch’s welcomed the next Shrub, Brexton, to the family.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 19, 2015
The situation couldn’t have worked out any more perfectly for the first-time parents with Busch’s races taking place in Charlotte. With his entire life based out of the city, everything was in reach for the couple. Even still, the JGR driver made it clear that he didn’t want Brexton born over the weekend.
“When I left the house, I told her to do everything should could to make sure she kept her legs crossed today and tomorrow and we keep baby Busch inside for at least 48 more hours,” he said during a press conference.
Brexton Locke Busch weighs 7 lbs. 10 oz. and already has 8 XFinity series victories. Welcome to the world, little man! #nascar
— nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) May 19, 2015
Of course, the irony here is that the couple gave birth on a date that symbolizes Busch’s entire career in NASCAR. Busch’s first ride at the Sprint Cup level was in a No. 5 car for Hendrick Motorsports. Today, the younger brother of Kurt Busch can be found in the No. 18 machine for Gibbs. Busch also won in a No. 15 truck before switching to No. 51 for his own team.
Shortly after his wife’s test of endurance, Busch will have his own on Sunday in the Coke 600. With a Chase waiver if he can earn a win, this week might have even more significance for the new daddy.
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