Kyle Busch Outraged as Thieves Steal Young Racer’s Midget Car

Published 01/11/2022, 12:07 PM EST
BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, walks through the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


Ahead of the Midget car season, disaster struck the family of a young racer. As it turned out, thieves stole the Midget car of one of the racers, 5-year-old Easton Wright. The worst part is that the incident took place mere weeks before his first race. Obviously, it was a cruel blow to the child’s hopes of competing, as he cannot race without a car. Obviously, many were outraged, and chief among them was Kyle Busch.

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The Joe Gibbs Racing driver fumed on Twitter, “Who steals from a kid? Please keep your eyes peeled and help Easton find his race car that was stolen in CA over the weekend“. The boy was understandably devastated to lose the car, as he has been looking forward to the race. In fact, he even burst into tears when he learned of the theft.

What happened to make Kyle Busch so angry?

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The incident occurred at the Tri-Valley Quarter Midget Association Race Course in Livermore. Surveillance footage caught images of a man backing up a truck and connecting the family trailer to it. Later on, people discovered the stolen truck near Pittsburgh. Even the trailer was recovered, but not before it was completely cleaned out after the locks were broken.

LOUDON, NH – JULY 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, before the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 18, 2021, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Apart from the car, other missing items were tools, a generator, and an air compressor. Naturally, Wright’s father was furious at the audacity of someone stealing from a child. This situation now puts Easton Wright and his family in a desperate situation, because the season begins next week. Now, Kyle Busch and several other fans have promised to keep an eye out for the missing car.

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Hopefully, the family is able to get the car back or figure something out. Admittedly, it takes a special kind of monster to crush a little child’s dreams in such a manner. As a father of a budding racing driver like Brexton Busch, Kyle can sympathize with the child and the family.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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