NASCAR Fans Spot a “Mini” Version of Kyle Busch as They Disagree With His Wife Samantha

Published 03/14/2023, 5:48 AM EDT

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NASCAR fans are always up for a good race, but sometimes the real magic happens off the track. For those who need a refresher, the Richard Childress Racing star Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha welcomed Lennix Key via surrogate in May 2022. The couple had struggled with infertility for years and announced the news on Instagram, along with an emotional video of them telling their son Brexton he would be a big brother.

The family announcing this through Instagram was only natural, as we often see Samantha keeping her fans updated with her life through her socials. And that’s what happened when she recently posted a photo on Instagram with their baby girl, Lennix Key Busch. The photo shows Samantha and Lennix in matching race-day outfits with the caption, “Race day matching with my mini *Heart Emoji* The 4th pic is the best *Laughing Emoji*”


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While most of the comments on the photo were congratulatory and complimentary, some fans couldn’t resist making a joke about who Lennix takes after. One fan wrote, “Cute. I think she’s more Kyle’s mini.” Another added, “Omgggggg she’s not your mini!!!! She’s @rowdybusch’ mini!!!!”

The comments sparked a debate among fans about who Lennix resembles more.

Fast forward to race day, and fans are convinced that Lennix is a mini Kyle. One fan wrote, “Looks like daddy in that 4th picture! *Laughing Emoji*” Another fan added, “She is her father’s daughter!! *Laughing Emojis* the snarl face!! *Heart Eyes Emoji*”

It’s clear that fans can’t get enough of the adorable Lennix and her resemblance to her famous father.

Although Lennix was supposed to be twinning with her mom with the pink attire, her expressions told a very different story as even the fans called out that she looked more like her dad, Kyle.

Why Lennix’s cute mean face ironically reminds us of Kyle Busch?

While the arrival of Lennix was a happy occasion for the Busch family, Kyle Busch himself has been in the news recently for a different reason. During the 2023 Busch Light Clash last weekend, he had a run-in with fellow driver Joey Logano that led to some harsh words on Kyle’s part.

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Speaking on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Kyle criticized Logano for being “two-faced” and said he wouldn’t talk to him again after the way he raced him on the track. It’s clear that the competitive spirit of NASCAR is alive and well, both on and off the track.


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“Don’t even talk to me if you’re going be that kind of a**hole on the racetrack” said Kyle. It goes without saying the baby girl’s cute mean faces are ironically akin to the rowdy persona of Busch that has even gotten his fans to take a fun dab at him.


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Regardless of who Lennix resembles more, it’s clear that she has already won the hearts of NASCAR fans. As one fan put it, “The 4th picture is priceless! *Heart Emoji*”


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Kshitij Singh Rawat

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Kshitij is a NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Direction from Whistling Woods International, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports, including NASCAR and dirt racing, and has a keen acumen to research new topics introduced to the field. He is an aspiring media personality who loves to ride along the fast pace of life, just like NASCAR.
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Ranvijay Singh