While many high school students who attend Homecoming dances arrive in limos or their parent’s cars, one student at Auburn High School in Alabama rolled up to his school in NASCAR style.
Holman Head, a special needs student, stood out from his fellow students by arriving in a Toyota Camry wrapped to look like Kyle Busch‘s No. 18 Interstate Batteries car.
The car was a gift from Busch himself. Busch had learned that Head, a Busch fan, would be going to Homecoming with life-long friend Taylor Johnson, who had decorated her car to look like Busch’s Sprint Cup car.
Busch recorded a special video for the two telling them he would be providing them with the more real looking car.
“Hey Taylor and Holman, Kyle Busch here. I hear that tonight is your homecoming dance,” said Busch in a video. “I also hear that Holman, you’re a pretty big fan so I just wanted to say I appreciate that. We are going to send you a No. 18 interstate Batteries Toyota Camry to give you two a ride to the homecoming dance.”
With the Sprint Cup Series competing this weekend in Talladega, about 85 miles northwest of Auburn, Busch also invited Head and Johnson to attend Sunday’s race.
“He is faced with a lot of ‘nevers’ in his life, tonight one of those is scratched off of his list and becomes a reality,” Head’s mother, Amy Head, told WTVM. “He will hit the replay button in his mind over and over again.”
Watch a video of Head and Johnson’s Homecoming night below.