Kyle Busch's Net Worth May Increase After Getting in Fights With the Competition

The driver nicknamed Rowdy may have increased his bankroll even without winning a race.

Brandon Charles - Author

May 20 2024, Updated 5:05 p.m. ET

Kyle Busch on May 12, 2024
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Have you ever seen an athlete get into a fistfight with another athlete and wonder how much money each punch thrown might cost them? Throwing haymakers typically isn't a smart financial decision.

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After the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race on May 19, 2024, 2023 Daytona 500 champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. threw a punch at Kyle Busch. Kyle responded, Ricky’s dad got involved, and now Ricky is likely to be suspended. Both racers are millionaires. Both racers are multi-millionaires. One of them is way richer than the other.

Kyle Busch on April 28, 2024
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What is Kyle Busch’s net worth?

Kyle Busch is one of the richest athletes in NASCAR. According to, the guy behind the wheel for No. 8 Chevrolet is worth $80 million. For a guy whose winnings are public, that seems like a perfectly accurate number.

Kyle drives in all three NASCAR national series and races full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing. Since 2004 he’s been racing in the Cup series. He has 63 all time Cup wins, the most among active drivers. He also has 102 wins in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 66 wins in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. All of those wins helped make earn him the highest salary in the sport. While the specifics are not publicly available, it’s been widely reported he makes $16.9 million a year as a driver.

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Kyle Busch

NASCAR Race Car Driver

Net worth: $80 million

Kyle Busch is an American stock car racer. He currently has the most Cup wins for any active driver. He is the 2015 and 2019 Cup Series champion. He also has the most race wins in a season across the three NASCAR series (24 wins in 2010).

Birth Name: Kyle Thomas Busch

Birthdate: May 2, 1985

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nev.

Mother: Gaye Busch

Father: Tom Busch

Wife: Samantha Sarcinella (m. 2010)

Children: Brexton Locke Busch (b. 2015), Lennix Key Busch (b. 2022)

Education: Durango High School

Kyle Busch after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series 250 on April 12, 2024
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In addition to winning races, Kyle, and every other NASCAR driver, is an endorsement machine. Literally wearing and driving with as many logos as possible adorned on their uniform and car, Kyle is currently a spokesman for Alsco Uniforms, BetMGM, Cheddar’s, Global Industrial Company, Lenovo, Lucas Oil, Morgan & Morgan, Rebel Bourbon, 3Chi, zone Premium Nicotine Pouches, and more. His most famous former endorsement was for M&M's, earning him the nickname Candyman.

Like most every athlete, Kyle also makes a few dollars from selling his own merch. Available at the aptly named, fans can purchase the typical shirts, hats, blankets, koozies, and other stuff you’d expect to find for sale with a racer’s signature on it. But did you notice the URL? One of Kyle’s nicknames is Rowdy. You know what guys nicknamed Rowdy do? Race and fight.

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Kyle Busch after winning the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Fr8 208 on February 24, 2024
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Have you ever seen an athlete get into a fistfight with another athlete and wonder if both athletes are happy about it because it’s going to make each guy a lot of money?

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Without this fight, neither Kyle or Ricky are making headlines this week. With a few choice words and a few swings, each racer’s profile has risen and the sport is benefitting from it. From getting a segment on the May 20 Pat McAfee Show to NASCAR itself sharing multiple angles of the scuffle, it seems like Kyle’s bottom line may increase from taking a punch and throwing a few himself.

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