As the Busch family welcome their second child into the world, Joe Gibbs Racing chose Trevor Bayne as the standby driver for Kyle Busch to pilot the No.18 ride if called upon.
Last season, Kyle Busch had his worst campaign in eight years, finishing ninth in the Cup Series standings with only a couple of wins. His lowest win total since 2014 when he won just a single time.
It is possible the two time champion will miss Darlington or next week at Kansas for the birth of his new born baby, should wife Samantha go into labor.
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On Saturday Kyle Busch explained what it’s like working with Bayne as well as his decision to possibly miss a race for the birth of his second child.
“I have spoken to him (Trevor Bayne) we’ve talked a couple times over the phone and then also here today he’s been listening in and when i got out of the car just giving him all the information i could about what i was feeling so he’d be more prepared in the instance we need him.”
When asked if will be hard decision to leave a race if the baby is coming Kyle said.
“I think it’s always a hard but you can live down missing a race but you’ll never live down not being there for the birth of your kid.”
Kyle Busch also explain he have not spoken to NASCAR about the possibility of missing a race.
JGR chose Trevor Bayne as the standby driver for Kyle Busch. Busch talks about working with Bayne as well as his decision to possibly miss a race for the birth of his child. pic.twitter.com/gDu06OY07d
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Bayne, a former full-timer at the Cup level with Wood Brothers Racing and what is now RFK Racing, joined JGR this season for a limited schedule in the Xfinity Series,
1 thought on “Kyle Busch to possibly miss Darlington race for the birth of his child”
I know that with every sport of any kind it’s pretty much “business as usual” but from a personal side it would have been so nice if Kyle could have told us what they were having a boy? or a girl? Maybe that’s just a “woman thing”. If they didn’t know they could have told us that too. At any rate totally very happy for them.