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Kyle Busch Admits to Missing His Family in Victory Lane Amidst Record Breaking Heroics at Fontana

Published 02/28/2023, 11:22 AM EST

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It was a big moment for Kyle Busch and NASCAR fans at the Auto Club Speedway race. Busch earned his record-setting victory by winning the Cup Series race. The victory gave him one win each for 19 consecutive Cup seasons, passing seven-time Cup champion Richard Petty for the record. But in his epic moment, he certainly missed his family at the trackside.

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The glorious moment that the Richard Childress Racing driver had been waiting for arrived for him finally. It marked his first win with RCR since he moved from Joe Gibbs Racing. The setback from the Daytona 500 had left him upset, and this record-breaking win got him beaming. But the win came in at a time when his family could not make it to the race. 

Kyle Busch expressed his ‘missing moment’!


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Rowdy posted a video on his Instagram after his win. In the video, he was seen surrounded by a lot of media. But Rowdy was on a video call interacting with his wife Samantha.

He captioned the post, “Missed Sam, Brex n Lennix in VL last night. Gonna have to get another checkered flag with them next week!”


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In the video, he is seen describing to Samantha what was going on in his mind during the race and that he missed her and the kids. The conversation between the two was surely an ‘aww’ moment for the fans. 


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The reason Samantha and her family couldn’t be at the race was Lennix’s ill health. A few days back, taking to her Instagram, she explained her absence from Rowdy’s emotional NASCAR win

Fans feel this is just a start for Kyle Busch!

This video, posted by Busch on his social media, had fans show a lot of love for the family. A user wrote, “So wished Samantha, Brexton & Lennix were there with you on your win but there will be many more race wins checkered flag to come in 2023 that they will be there with you Kyle to celebrate!! You have a great family. Very blessed young man.”

One fan expecting more wins to come for the Busch family wrote, “Your girl is gonna get a whole lotta more opportunities at VL this year.”

While others said, “I wish your lovely family had been with you to celebrate this win, but we know there will be more, and I hope they can be with you for the next one”

“SO cute! I loved her video of Lennix clapping after your victory!”

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Fans have a lot of expectations for the next win from their favorite driver. They wrote, “Good to have you back in a BowTie and in VR, Rowdy!”

“And to think, this is just the beginning!”

“Love the new Kyle Busch # winner”


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“What a time to be alive. 2 in a row Rowdy let’s get it!”

“Had a feeling this was going to be the best thing to happen to RCR since Dale Sr. Think imma end up being correct”; “I can see another weekend sweep comin

“Vegas let’s get that back to back!”


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While the Busch family missed celebrating that moment with Rowdy at the tracks, it certainly looks like he is going to get another win to enjoy the moment with his family soon. As he wrote in his post caption, it looks like he is definitely affirming another win!

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Written by:

Tanvvi Anand


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Tanvvi is a NASCAR writer at Essentially Sports. After completing her Graduation degree in Psychology from St. Xavier's college, she pursued a career in the media & entertainment industry.
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Ranvijay Singh