Kyle Busch Wears a Special Helmet That His Son Helped Design in NASCAR Richmond Race

Published 04/18/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 06: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, walks on pit road during qualifying for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)


On Sunday, Kyle Busch is expected to start the Cup Series race at Richmond in 10th place. However, this race will be a special one for Busch because he is wearing a new helmet. This lid comes courtesy of his son Brexton Busch, who personally designed it. The helmet is promoting the ‘Bundle of Joy’ fund.

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When the race concludes, fans could stand a chance to win the custom helmet. As per reports, Busch will autograph the visor and send it off to one lucky winner. Meanwhile, second place will take home an autographed Kyle Busch 1:24 scale diecast car. Finally, third place winner will be able to take home a Kyle Busch hat and t-shirt.

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Both Samantha and Kyle Busch revealed that they always auction off one of Busch’s helmets. From there, the proceeds go to the Bundle of Joy fund, and this year’s theme was their son Brexton.

With the help of Off Axis Paint, Brexton Busch helped design a unique helmet for his father.

What awaits Kyle Busch at Richmond?

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The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has a bit of a mountain to climb from 10th place. Also bearing in mind that teammates Martin Truex Jr and Denny Hamlin will not be easy opponents to pass. Aside from them, Busch has to find a way past Chase Elliott, William Byron, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Christopher Bell and Kevin Harvick.

Apr 10, 2021; Martinsville, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski (2) races Kyle Busch (18) during the Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

All of the above drivers are top notch stars and will make Busch’s life difficult. So to tackle all that, the 35-year-old will have to get a good start, overtake some opponents, win a couple of stages and execute a good strategy. Once he completes all that and survives the race, he can be in a strong position to fight for a win. Once he does notch up that first win, he can get his season on track and try to fight for a playoff berth.

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