Kyle Busch and No. 18 M&M’S Team Win 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’S Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), won his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship tonight at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

While it is Busch’s first Sprint Cup championship, it is the fourth for JGR since its inception in 1992. JGR won its first Sprint Cup championship in 2000 with Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart earned championships with JGR in 2002 and 2005.

The following are some anecdotes regarding the 2015 Sprint Cup Series champions.

· This is Busch’s third driving title in his 17 years of racing. His titles are as follows:

Ø 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
Ø 2009 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
Ø 2001 Late Model track championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

· This is Adam Stevens’ first championship as a crew chief in NASCAR. However, Stevens was a part of the 2005 Sprint Cup championship earned by Stewart, as he was the race engineer on JGR’s No. 20 team. Stevens is the first rookie crew chief to win a Sprint Cup title since 1982 when Jeff Hammond won with Darrell Waltrip.

· This is JGR’s eighth owner championship. Its titles are as follows:

Ø 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
Ø 2012 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
Ø 2010 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
Ø 2009 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
Ø 2008 NASCAR XFNITY Series championship
Ø 2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
Ø 2002 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship
Ø 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship

· This is Joe Gibbs’ 15th championship. In addition to the titles listed above, he won three Super Bowls (1982, 1987 and 1991) and four NFC Conference Championships (1982, 1983, 1987 and 1991) as head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

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