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“She Adores Her ‘Bubba’” – Samantha Busch Reveals Daughter’s Favorite Driver, and It’s Not Kyle Busch

Published 09/25/2023, 12:10 PM EDT

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In a delightful twist that gives a sneak peek into the Busch household, Samantha Busch took to Instagram to spill the beans on her daughter’s favorite racing driver. Lennix, the adorable toddler, isn’t cheering for her father, NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch, but for another driver she called “Bubba.”

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Kyle Busch might have to rev up his charm, as his little one seems to have her sights and cheers set on someone else’s racing prowess. The cute revelation opens a window to the warm and playful dynamics within the Busch family. It sends a wave of giggles through their fanbase. Who knew that the racing champion would have to compete for the title of ‘favorite driver’ in his own home? Stick around. The story gets even cuter!

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The 2 times Cup series winner’s wife Samantha’s Instagram story is an endearing snapshot of family life. This story was featuring Lennix glued to her brother’s go-karting actions, bubbling with joy. With her big, sparkling eyes and infectious enthusiasm, Lennix seems utterly fascinated by the zooming ‘Bubba’ rather than the racing icon, her dad.

Samantha Busch posted a story of her adorable children with the caption: “She adores her ‘bubba’.” But why ‘bubba’?


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Lennix, with her infectious enthusiasm, was caught on camera watching her brother sitting in his go-kart. The cute twist? She enthusiastically calls him ‘bubba’ because ‘brother’ is just a tad too challenging for her to pronounce right now.

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Rising through the ranks of racing, Brexton, aside from fascinating his sister, also had some advice for his legendary father, Kyle Busch!

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Brexton’s prowess behind the wheel has even left 38-year-old Richard Childress Racing driver Kyle Busch in awe. After Brexton’s triumph on the track, Kyle couldn’t resist sharing a story on social media, playfully remarking, “My turn next, Brexton gave me all his tips so I’m ready 😉.”


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When most kids his age are pleading for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups at the supermarket, young Brexton Busch has a different craving. The heir to the Busch racing legacy prefers the adrenaline rush of racetracks, donning his neon green “Rowdy Energy” fire suit and strapping into his number 18B SERVPRO dirt car. For Brexton, winning isn’t just a personal victory; it’s about carrying forward the torch of his father’s legacy and KB Motorsports.


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While Rowdy might face adversity, he’s proven time and again that he’s a force to be reckoned with. The Busch family legacy is in constant evolution, with Brexton ascending and Kyle resolute in his pursuit of victory.

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Written by:

Brahmi Dhaytadak


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Brahmi Dhaytadak is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. She combines her love for F1, Tennis, and NASCAR into electrifying prose that sets the hearts of her readers racing. Whether it was the finesse of Charles Leclerc's maneuvers around Monaco or the artistry of Roger Federer's racket, everything inspired Brahmi to venture into the field of sports journalism.
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Ranvijay Singh