Interstate Batteries Racing
SPRINT CUP SERIES DRIVERS
Kyle Busch, #18
Kyle Busch - Driver
Birthday: May 2, 1985
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Residence: Mooresville, NC
Family: wife, Samantha Busch
Cup Wins: 29
Xfinity Wins: 70
Cup Wins 24
Cup Top 5's: 118
Cup Poles: 15
Website: www.kylebusch.com
Twitter: @kylebusch

“I joined Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008, and I came here to win …. And win … and win.”

No driver embodies the term “relentless” quite like Kyle Busch. No matter his position on the track, he will do all he can to get to the front. And if he’s already there, he’ll fight hard to extend his lead.

Kyle first took the wheel at age 6, cruising around the cul-de-sac of his family’s Las Vegas neighborhood in a makeshift go-kart. By age 10, he was a full-fledged mechanic and served as crew chief on his older brother’s Dwarf car team. At age 13, he began driving competitively.

Today, Kyle is widely considered one of the best drivers in the sport. His strong personality is purely a product of his win-at-all-costs mentality.


RACING HIGHLIGHTS
2014 Leads 10,000th career Sprint Cup Series lap
2010 First driver in NASCAR history to sweep its top-three series -- Sprint Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series -- at a single venue, Bristol Motor Speedway
2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion (9 Wins)
2008 Record 21 victories in NASCAR's three series
2005 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year
2004 2004 NASCAR Xfinity Rookie of the Year
Seven-time qualifier of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship
25 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories
51 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories
30 career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victories
Nationwide Series single season wins record (13 wins)
Denny Hamlin, #11
Denny Hamlin - Driver
Birthday: Nov. 18 1980
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Residence: Huntersville, NC
Family: daughter, Taylor James, with Jordan Fish
Cup Wins 24
Xfinity Wins: 11
Cup Top 5's: 91
Cup Poles: 19
Website: www.dennyhamlin.com
Twitter: @dennyhamlin

“Relentless is that moment where you just keep fighting. You face adversity, but you persevere.”

Denny’s “never give up” attitude led the No. 11 team to the Championship round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2014. Although he’s one of NASCAR’s biggest names now, his career started when he was quite little: He raced karts in the Junior Sportsman League at age 7.

From the kart tracks of Virginia to the superspeedways of NASCAR, Denny has proven he can succeed at any level.


RACING HIGHLIGHTS
2014 One of four teams in the final round of the Chase
2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Runner-Up with 8 wins
2008 Gatorade Duel at Daytona winner
2006 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Eight-time Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifier
Budweiser Shootout winner as Rookie
Seven-time Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifier (2006-2012) - 2nd longest streak in NASCAR history
22 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories (8 wins in 2010)
11 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series poles
First rookie in NASCAR history to qualify for Chase
11 career NASCAR Nationwide Series victories
16 career NASCAR Nationwide Series poles
Carl Edwards, #19
Carl Edwards - Driver
Birthday: August 15, 1979
Hometown: Columbia, MO
Family: Wife, Dr. Katherine Downey;
children, Michael and Anne
Cup Wins 233
Xfinity Wins: 38
Cup Top 5's: 108
Cup Poles: 13
Website: www.carledwards.com

“If it was all easy, it wouldn’t be as much fun when you win.”

Carl’s NASCAR career comes down to two words: persistence and performance. Carl grew up watching his father race and was inspired to do the same. Before his big break, he would race at local short-tracks (usually running upfront) and spend his days as a substitute teacher. When he couldn’t find a ride, he’d pass out business cards to anyone who would take them: “Carl Edwards, Race Car Driver.”

Today, Carl is among NASCAR’s elite. He won the 2007 Xfinity Championship and finished second in the 2011 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship, missing out by a tiebreaker.


RACING HIGHLIGHTS
2007 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
2005 First driver in NASCAR History to Earn First Sprint Cup and Xfinity Series Wins in Same Weekend (Atlanta)
2005 NASCAR Xfinity Rookie of the Year
Seven-time Chase for the Sprint Cup qualifier
Matt Kenseth, #20
Matt Kenseth - Driver
Family: wife, Katie; children, Ross, Kaylin, Grace and Clara.
Birthday: March 10, 1972
Hometown: Cambridge, WI
Residence: Mooresville, NC
Cup Wins: 31
Xfinity Wins: 29
Cup Top 5's: 151
Cup Poles: 13
Website: www.mattkenseth.com
Twitter: @mattkenseth

“No matter how good or bad things are going, never give up. Always work as hard as you can.”

Matt is known for consistency and intense determination. He began his racing career at age 16, winning his first feature event in only his third race. By age 19, he was a regular on the Wisconsin late model circuit. He entered his first Xfinity Series race in 1997 and quickly took the NASCAR world by storm.

Matt is one of only five drivers in the sport’s history to win a Cup Championship (2003), the Raybestos Rookie Award (2000) and the Daytona 500 (2009 and 2012).


RACING HIGHLIGHTS
2014 Finished inside the top 10 in championship points for 11th time
2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Runner-Up
2012 Daytona 500 Champion
2009 Daytona 500 Champion
2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion
2000 Sprint Cup Raybestos Rookie of the Year
10-time Chase for the Sprint Cup Qualifier