NASCAR’s Kyle Busch is waiting for a Daytona 500 win — and a baby


It’s a big week in the Kyle Busch household.

First things first, the driver of the #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota will be aiming for his maiden Daytona 500 win on Sunday (February 20) in the 64th edition of the Great American Race at Daytona International Speedway.

“You just have to be in the right position at the right time,” the legendary NASCAR driver told Taste of Country. “It’s not as much skill or car prep as it was years ago. It seems like there is a lot more luck involved. And I wouldn’t say I’ve been the luckiest for any reason lately, but we’re going to fight out and see what we can get.”

At the same time, Busch is currently awaiting the arrival of his and his wife Samantha’s first daughter. Late last year, after a long battle with infertility, the couple announced they were expecting a baby girl via surrogate in May 2022.

While the two have been busy on social media announcing the future arrival of their little girl, Busch explains that they haven’t even started work on the nursery yet.

“We’re currently renovating the living room, kitchen, pantry and laundry room,” Busch says of the recent renovations they’re doing at their North Carolina home. “We’re just going through this stuff and sorting it all out and trying to get a grip on this so we can get back to our normal lives. Then we will tackle the children’s room.”

Of course, big brother Brexton can’t wait to welcome his new little sister into her home.

“He also showed himself to be patient during this time,” explains Busch. “He’s looking forward to teaching his little sister all the things he can do.”

Welcoming his little girl in the same year that he celebrates his first Daytona 500 win would be Busch’s ultimate dream. And when it does, country music is played in Victory Lane.

“There’s definitely Trace Adkins in my playlists,” he says, adding that he also loves his share of R&B, hard rock and rap. “But I’m everywhere. I love Thomas Rhett, Rascal Flatts, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line.”

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