During race weekend in Phoenix back in 2019 Kyle Busch was definitely on his A-game, sweeping all three races, racking up his 52nd career NASCAR Cup Series and 199th career win.
Considering Rowdy’s domination in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, the 33-year-old Las Vegas native has quite the number of trophies. So many, in fact, that, following his Cup Series win in Phoenix, one reporter asked him whether or not he actually had to build a house to store them all in.
“You’re not the first person that’s asked me that question, but it is a funny question,” Busch said. “Yes, I did have to build a house. It’s a 77,000-square-foot building in Mooresville, North Carolina, that houses Kyle Busch Motorsports and houses 199 (race trophies) plus all of the KBM drivers’ trophies and stuff like that.”
“We’ve gotten our fair share of trophy cases that we’ve gone through. Every time we build a new one we fill it up, so it’s a good problem to have. It’s been fun.”
Obviously, the 77,000-square-foot building wasn’t made to solely house Busch’s trophies, but it does have the added benefit of providing quite the storage space.
On top of his now 56 Cup Series trophies, Busch also has 97 Xfinity Series trophies and and 59 Gander Outdoors Truck Series trophies. Of course, there’s also the 2015 and 2019 NASCAR Cup championship trophies. So, yeah, Busch has got quite the collection on his hands. He’s even running out of space to put all his trophies.
“There’s actually a few trophies in a few peoples’ offices, a couple of them sitting on the floor ? they’re all over the place,” Busch added.
Now, there’s a reason Busch collects trophies the way he does: to solidify his spot among the NASCAR greats. In fact, following his Phoenix win, he even set his Cup Series win goal at 100.
It’s quite the lofty goal, but if it’s one that Busch happens to actually attain, he’ll have to clear out A LOT more trophy room.
This post was originally published on March 11, 2019.