NASCAR star Kyle Busch is in hot water of his use of an ableist slur on Sunday, but who is his wife Samantha Busch? And do they have any children?
At Martinsville on Sunday, Busch was fighting for a finish he needed to go through to the championship-deciding race on November 7th.
On a restart with two laps to go, he was nudged by Brad Keselowski – in the same position as Busch.
Busch in trouble over R Word use
Post-race, Busch was not happy.
Speaking to reporters, he called Keselowski “freaking r******d,” and added he should “beat the s*** out of him.”
NASCAR was quick to act, responding on Monday.
Busch will have to undergo sensitivity training prior to the 2022 season.
A precedent had been set when NASCAR Trucks racer Hailee Deegan also used the term in January.
Who is Kyle Busch’s wife, Samantha?
Las Vegas native Busch married Indiana-born Samantha Sarcinella in December 2010.
They had met at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007.
Then 21-year-old Samantha was working checking credentials for fans.
At the end of the day, Samantha was placed in a car with Busch to make some laps.
She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in psychology.
Samantha is often present at stops on the NASCAR tour, supporting Kyle.
On top of that, Samantha is also a lifestyle blogger.
She routinely posts about food, culture, fitness and fashion.
Samantha Busch is also a published author.
Does Kyle Busch have children?
Kyle and Samantha Busch are parents to one son.
Brexton Locke Busch was born in May 2015.
Now six years old, Brexton is starting to make his way in the racing world, supported by both parents, when times allows.
In 2018, the Busch’s suffered a miscarriage of their daughter.
Samantha’s work since then has included raising awareness of fertility problems which have affected the couple.