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May 10, 2022

Kyle, Samantha Busch welcome second child to the family

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Kyle and Samantha Busch announced the birth of the couple’s second child Tuesday — a girl named Lennix Key Busch.

The happy mother and father revealed the news on social media late Tuesday evening, complete with four baby photos.

Joe Gibbs Racing had arranged for Trevor Bayne to be at Darlington Raceway for last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race as a potential fill-in, in the event that the surrogate carrying their child had gone into labor. Busch coached Bayne during Saturday’s practice and qualifying sessions, and Bayne was also set to be on standby for the No. 18 Toyota team during this weekend’s event at Kansas Speedway.

Busch talked about the family’s anticipation for the baby’s arrival last weekend, including the prospect of potentially sitting out. “I think it’s always a hard decision,” Busch said, “but I think you can live down missing a race, but you’ll never live down not being there for the birth of your kid.”

Kyle and Samantha have been open about their years-long experience with infertility. “You can’t have a rainbow without a storm,” Samantha wrote in a social media post in November. “We are so incredibly happy to announce that our baby girl will be joining our family via a gestational carrier in May of 2022!”

The couple’s first child, Brexton, is set to turn 7 years old next week.