Behold, the Seven-Foot Tall Portrait of NASCAR Champ Kyle Busch, Made of M&Ms
Because any true masterpiece should leave room for seconds.
After winning the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup title at Homestead-Miami Speedway last month, Kyle Busch was photographed in an appropriately heroic pose, waving a victory flag above his No. 18 Toyota. To congratulate the veteran driver on his first series championship, his main sponsor, Mars, decided to have a little fun. Rather than simply framing the iconic photo, Mars chose to make some contemporary art instead.
Using a wide array of items from its product line—including M&Ms, Skittles, Snickers and Pedigree dog food—the confectioner replicated the picture as a seven-foot-tall tribute in food. Requiring over 80 hours of labor and some serious patience, the unique portrait is definitely something Busch won’t stuff in the back of his closet. (Ants, guys. Ants.) The nearly life-size artwork will prominently hang in the Joe Gibbs Racing shop in Huntersville, N.C., for the entire team to enjoy, if not ingest.
Although Busch’s season is over, this is no time to kick back with a bowl of snack-size Milky Way bars. On Dec. 17 the driver is scheduled to have screws removed from his left foot and a rod removed from his lower right leg. This heavy-duty metalwork was a result of the gnarly crash Busch endured during an Xfinity series race in February at Daytona.
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