NASCAR’s ‘Candyman’ Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing Unveil New Livery for Las Vegas Race

Published 03/03/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races during the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


At this point, Kyle Busch could be known as the Sebastian Vettel of NASCAR. For the third race in a row, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver is going to run in a new livery. The 35-year-old will stick to the confectionary world, as he is partnering with Ethel M Chocolates.

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Apparently, the chocolate brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary, so Busch wanted to help promote it. Busch will turn up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a turquoise-liveried car. The Toyota Camry will also have decals of the various Ethel M chocolates on it.

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Kyle Busch and the Joe Gibbs Racing team unveiled the livery on Instagram. Suffice to say, the car does look good, though seeing it out on track may have a different effect. However, Busch is doing this all for the sake of promoting the brand on its 40th anniversary.

This is not the first alternate livery Kyle Busch has unveiled this season

As mentioned before, this is the third alternate livery for the two-time Cup Series champion.

Everything started off with the Daytona road course race, where Busch teamed up with Interstate Batteries to produce a bright green livery. The brand and JGR were celebrating a 30-year alliance in the NASCAR arena.

Feb 21, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

For last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami, Busch reunited with M&Ms. However, the candy brand was promoting a new line of candy, namely fudge brownie. So, Kyle Busch competed in a lavender-clad car complete with a decal of the fudge brownie candy.

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Now, the 35-year-old will run at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in another alternate livery. It is also worth mentioning that this is practically a home race for Busch.

In other words, he may be under a little bit of pressure to perform on home soil. Nevertheless, he will definitely try and perform to the best of his abilities.

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