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Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch
American racecar driver Kyle Busch was born on May 2, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nev. At age 6, he had his first driving lesson in a makeshift go-kart, driving around his cul-de-sac. He grew up learning to build and repair race cars. By 10, he was a full-fledged mechanic and served as crew chief of his older brother Kurt's dwarf car team. He officially began his driving career in 1998 at age 13. From 1999 to 2001, he earned more than 65 wins in legends car racing including two track championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's "Bullring," before moving to late models, where he had 10 wins at the Bullring in 2001. At 16, he began competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He debuted at Indianapo... Show more »
American racecar driver Kyle Busch was born on May 2, 1985, in Las Vegas, Nev. At age 6, he had his first driving lesson in a makeshift go-kart, driving around his cul-de-sac. He grew up learning to build and repair race cars. By 10, he was a full-fledged mechanic and served as crew chief of his older brother Kurt's dwarf car team. He officially began his driving career in 1998 at age 13. From 1999 to 2001, he earned more than 65 wins in legends car racing including two track championships at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's "Bullring," before moving to late models, where he had 10 wins at the Bullring in 2001. At 16, he began competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. He debuted at Indianapolis Raceway Park in ninth place. In 2001, he was ejected from the California Speedway because people under 18 were prohibited from participating in events sponsored by tobacco companies. After this incident, NASCAR imposed a minimum age of 18 starting in 2002 to prevent future incidents from happening again. That prompted him to switch from NASCAR to the American Speed Association. He returned to NASCAR at 18, after graduating high school a year early. His first full-time season began in 2004. He won the Rookie of the Year award in the series. He won five races that year, making him the record holder of most races won by a driver in his rookie season. He went on to win the 2005 NEXTEL Cup Rookie of the Year award. He is the youngest pole sitter in NEXTEL Cup history after winning the pole for the 2005 Auto Club 500. He returned to the Craftsman Truck Series in 2005, winning his first career truck series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway, becoming the youngest driver to in a Truck Series race. Busch is the youngest driver to make the NASCAR NEXTEL Chase for the Cup. He was the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver to win in NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow at the 2007 Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. He scored Hendrick Motorsports their 200th NASCAR win and Chevrolet's 600th NASCAR win. In 2008, he took the lead in points for the first time in his career. That same year, Carl Edwards tapped Busch's rear bumper to take the lead at Bristol Motor Speedway. After the race, Busch pulled up alongside to bump into Edwards repeated, who responded by spinning out Busch. The following week, NASCAR placed both of them on probation. Busch's hopes for his first championship were destroyed after two consecutive did not finishes, wiping out his 20-point lead and dropping him to 12th place. He finished the season in 10th. He made NASCAR history when he won two NASCAR touring series races in the same day – San Bernardino County 200 in the afternoon and the Stater Brothers 300 in the evening. In 2009, he won both the nationwide series finale and his first NASCAR championship, becoming the first driver since Sam Ard in 1983 to win the both in the same year. In 2010, he became the first driver in NASCAR history to win all three NASCAR tour events in one weekend. « Show less

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  • NASCAR's top rookies flashed plenty of promise in 2014

    One rookie won a championship. Another went toe-to-toe with some of NASCAR's biggest stars. And a third finished among the top 10 in points. The 2014 rookie award winners in NASCAR's national series Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Truck weren't short on...
  • Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS

    Nascar: Kevin Harvick gana en Homestead y conquista la Sprint Cup/FOTOS
    En un dramático final en Homestead, el piloto Kevin Harvick se impuso el domingo en la prueba Ford EcoBoost 400 para conquistar su primer campeonato de la Sprint Cup en la serie Nascar. Harvick, de 38 años, aguantó un ataque final de Ryan Newman,...
  • ESPN set to end long run televising NASCAR

    — Not only will Sunday's race at Homestead-Miami Speeday conclude the 10-week Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, it will mark the end of the road for a much longer-running NASCAR drama. The Ford EcoBoost 400 will be the final NASCAR race...
  • Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami

    Harvick captures Sprint Cup championship with win in Miami
    By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship -- but on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kevin Harvick did both. Driving a No. 4 Stewart-...
  • Harvick wins at Homestead to secure first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship

    The Sports Xchange Harvick wins at Homestead to secure first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- The fastest driver doesn't always win a race -- or a championship --...
  • Gordon grabs pole; Harvick tops Chase finalists

    — It was a bittersweet achievement for Jeff Gordon as he won his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400. The favorable spot on the starting grid won't give the veteran a shot at the Sprint Cup title...
  • Wallace wins at Homestead; Crafton claims another Truck title

    The Sports Xchange Wallace wins at Homestead; Crafton claims another Truck title By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed for The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- After breathtaking three-wide racing during the final 20-lap green-flag run,...
  • Crafton first to claim back-to-back Truck titles

    The Sports Xchange Crafton first to claim back-to-back Truck titles By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
  • Kenseth holds off Larson; Penske wins owner's title

    Kenseth holds off Larson; Penske wins owner's title By NASCAR Wire Service Distributed for The Sports Xchange HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win...
  • Motorsports insider: Great Chase has makings of dud finish

    By no means is this the "Final Four" that NASCAR hoped for in its first season under a new Chase format. It's light on star power and heavy on forced storylines. It's not a good thing when one of the main storylines is having a "first-time championship...
  • Harvick Wins His Way Into Chase's Final Four; Logano Also Advances

    Harvick Wins His Way Into Chase's Final Four; Logano Also Advances
    AVONDALE, Ariz. — And then there were four. Kevin Harvick dominated the field in Sunday's Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway for his third consecutive Sprint Cup Series win at the track and raced his way into a berth in next...