Sunday, August 16, 2015

Kyle Busch & wife host Logan Fairbanks, youngster who stood up to bullying, at Michigan International Speedway

Logan Fairbanks, middle, with his father, Josh Fairbanks, and Samantha Busch

Logan Fairbanks, the Michigan resident who made national headlines with his video response to bullying, was a guest of NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
Samantha Busch saw Fairbanks’ story on “Good Morning America” several weeks ago, tracked down an email address for Fairbanks’ father, Josh, and extended the invitation.
Logan Fairbanks, 12, also received an invitation to visit the White House after he made a video in which he read cyber bullies’ comments about him and posted the video to the Internet.
The bullying comments were left on family videos that had been posted to YouTube.
“I was so proud of him because of the way he handled it,” Samantha Busch said. “I was so proud that at such a young age he stood up for himself, and didn’t stoop to their level.”
Hartford residents Logan and Josh Fairbanks got a tour of the Sprint Cup garage area at MIS, including an inside look at Busch’s hauler. Logan, who will start the seventh grade in September, received several souvenirs, and he and his dad had a pace car ride Sunday morning.
“Logan is very humble,” Josh Fairbanks said. “He’s always been very heavy on being thankful that the message has gotten out there. We get a lot of parents who have kids who say they are making their kids watch the video.”
A woman who identified herself as a school teacher approached Logan on pit road Sunday morning and extended her hand.
“Young man,” she said, “I am very proud of you.”
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR truck race at MIS with Logan on his pit box Saturday.
“It was nice to be able to win a race and get him in victory lane and show that there are nice people in this world,” Kyle Busch said. “That was fun to do … to have him kind of laid back and enjoying things.
“Logan is not much of a NASCAR fan. We’re trying to turn him into one. We’ll see if I can become his favorite driver, or if somebody else will.”

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