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Samantha Busch Admits “Kyle Has Such a Pep in His Step” as Richard Childress Made It Difficult for Her to Miss the #18 Car on Track

Published 03/04/2023, 7:47 AM EST

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The entire NASCAR world has been celebrating Kyle Busch’s record-breaking victory in the race at Fontana. After a rough start at the Daytona 500, this victory brought in a big cause of celebration for Rowdy and his team. But since this huge victory came only after his move to the Richard Childress Racing team, fans had an intriguing question to ask!

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Kyle Busch’s wife Samantha’s heartfelt response

Samantha Busch, wife of Kyle, recently started a ‘ask away’ series on her Instagram for her fans. She has never shied away from interacting with her fans or answering any questions. The fan asked her if it was weird to watch her husband in the number 8 and not 18. For the uninitiated, Rowdy was associated with the Joe Gibbs Racing team and number 18 for about a decade and a half. But now he adorns number 8 and drives for Richard Childress Racing, and it proved to be a delight for him. 


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Samantha replied to the fan and posted it on her story. She even mentioned reasons why the transition has been easier on them. She wrote, “I’ll be honest, I thought it was going to be but it’s not. Immediately everyone at @rcrracing had made us feel like family and Kyle has such a pep in his step, that there’s just so much excitement surrounding it all. It’s been such a welcoming experience. I also think it’s easier not seeing the number and the m&ms scheme out in the track. I think that would have made it more difficult.”


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Team RCR gives their ‘born to be wild’ take on Kyle Busch

The RCR team has not left any stone unturned to give Kyle Busch a proper welcome. After his glorious win at Fontana, Rowdy badly missed his family at Victory Lane. Team RCR made an extra effort to make him feel special later. After all, it is not just Rowdy but the entire team that can feel the thrill of it. Recently, the RCR team posted a video on Instagram in appreciation of Rowdy. In the video, the song ‘born to be wild’ is playing in the background with snippets from the race including his pit crew.


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The caption to the video seals the whole deal as they declare, ‘This is only the beginning…’


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Fans have high expectations from Kyle Busch now. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that the whole of the NASCAR world is waiting for Busch to get his next checkered flag and further strengthen his place in the playoffs.

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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