Kyle Busch and fiancee Samantha Sarcinella rang in the new year by becoming husband and wife.
The couple were married on New Year's Eve at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ill., surrounded by 300 of their closest friends and family. The reception followed at the Chicago Cultural Center, and featured decorations in the wedding's theme of ostrich and peacock feathers.
Photos of the ceremony have surfaced on the Internet. But according to Kyle's Twitter account, fans can share in Kyle and Samantha's nuptials in March, when the wedding will be the focus of a Style Network special.
Kyle and Samantha expressed their joy about walking down the aisle on Twitter. Shortly before the ceremony, Kyle tweeted, "This is the day, the moment, the best time of the yr. Ready to spend the rest of my life w my true love!. At church, ready to marry." Samantha tweeted, "Getting ready to go to the church to marry the man of my dreams. Words can not explain how happy I am right now."
And the day after, Kyle tweeted, "1st tweet as married man. Feels awesome. Had the most beautiful bride n @SamSarcinella who planned a perfect nite and who I love so much!"
On Jan. 2, Samantha wrote, "First tweet as Mrs. Busch!! Yesterday was AMAZING!!!! Thank u guys for all of the congrats! @KyleBusch made me the happiest girl ever!!" (By the way, if you follow Samantha on Twitter, she changed her handle to @Samantha_Busch.)
The couple will honeymoon for two weeks before returning to North Carolina, according to Kyle's official website.
Kyle and Samantha met at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007, while Samantha was working as a promotional model for Chevrolet and attending Purdue University. The two became engaged on Feb. 4, 2010, during Daytona Speedweeks.
After graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue, Samantha is working towards her master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology through Austin Peay State University.
In addition to her own pursuits, Samantha has become more involved in Kyle's NASCAR ventures. She decorated and furnished the Kyle Busch Motorsports Truck Series team shop in Mooresville, N.C., which held its grand opening in the fall. She also designs women's T-shirts for Kyle's Rowdy Style line of clothing and various KBM apparel, and works with his charity, the Kyle Busch Foundation.
In September, Kyle and Samantha were the subject of a five-part series on ESPN, "Riding Shotgun: Kyle Busch," which followed the couple as they planned their wedding. The show was popular among NASCAR fans and helped Samantha gain her own fan base.
To learn more about Samantha Sarcinella, including how Kyle proposed to her, read her Women In NASCAR interview with Skirts and Scuffs columnist Lindi Bess.