Toyota Camry Kyle Busch #18 NASCAR Race Car
It could be said that for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standout Kyle Busch, driver of the number 18 M&M's Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), there is nothing more important to the 25-year-old than winning races, and he demands a commitment to excellence from not only his team but, most of all, himself.
As of January 2010, Busch has tallied 86 career wins among NASCAR's top three divisions: 19 in the Sprint Cup, 43 in the Nationwide Series, and 24 in the Truck Series. Those 86 overall wins put Busch all alone in eighth place on the all-time NASCAR win list, and the young talent is well positioned to keep adding his name to the NASCAR record books for years to come.
Most NASCAR observers agree that Busch is one of the most talented drivers in the garage and is a threat to win every time he enters a race. He has scored at least one victory per season in each of NASCAR's top three divisions every year since 2005, and he has won three or more races in each division in each of the past three seasons. These facts alone make obtaining a beast of NASCAR, such as the number 18 example offered from the Cars of Dreams Museum, a truly rare opportunity indeed!
While this example was never actually raced or campaigned as a competitive example, it was built by the very same engineers and manufacturers responsible for the successful racing cars Kyle Busch normally pilots in competition. Perhaps most impressive is the road worthiness of this particular example, as it was actually driven prior to being put on display in the Cars of Dreams Museum. It is signed by Kyle Busch and is also accompanied with an authentic, signed racing suit and mannequin for further display. It is a remarkable piece of NASCAR technology that is ready to be enjoyed in any atmosphere, as easily as your every day driver!
850 hp, 358 cu. in. TRD V-8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, unequal length front A-arms and rear trailing arms and Panhard rod with single adjustable shock absorbers, and four-wheel cast iron disc brakes. Wheelbase: 110 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper