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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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  • Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th

    Johnson dominates Pocono for third 2013 victory; Bowyer comes home 15th
    It's not a good idea to rile up Jimmie Johnson.   A week after a penalty for jumping the final restart at Dover knocked Johnson out of a near-certain victory, Johnson absolutely scorched the field in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Party in the...
  • Smith holds off Larson to win Nationwide race

    Smith holds off Larson to win Nationwide race
    Points leader Regan Smith won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, holding off Kyle Larson in the final 10 laps.     It was Smith's second win of the year and 11th top-10 finish in 13 starts. He took the...
  • Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th

    Biffle claims fourth career victory at MIS; Bowyer battles back to 7th
    Greg Biffle feels right at home at Michigan International Speedway.   He took the lead for good on a late restart and ran away from the field in the closing laps to win Sunday's Quicken Loans 400. The No. 16 Ford driver won his second straight race...
  • The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed

    The Backstretch Blog: (Michigan) Speed
    There is one word that keeps coming up over and over when it comes to this weekend's race at the Michigan International Speedway. Fast. I know, all intermediate tracks are fast, but drivers say that since the repave, this may be the fastest of them all....
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn

    The Backstretch Blog: As the drivers turn
    Time to make right turns along with the left in the Sprint Cup series, as this week NASCAR makes one of two stops at a road course.  First up with be the Sonoma Raceway.  "Obviously, you have to approach the road course races a little bit different,...
  • Ty Dillon wins Truck race at Kentucky

    Ty Dillon wins Truck race at Kentucky
    Ty Dillon overtook Kyle Busch with 26 laps remaining and held on to win the NASCAR Truck Series race Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.     Dillon, grandson of team owner Richard Childress, started 22nd and drove the Chevy with the iconic No. 3 made...
  • Earnhardt Jr. starts big wreck at Daytona test

    Earnhardt Jr. starts big wreck at Daytona test
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. started a 12-car accident at Daytona International Speedway that essentially shut down a three-day test session.     NASCAR's most popular driver tapped Marcus Ambrose as they drove across the back straightaway, lifting him "like a...
  • Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole

    Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole
    Mark Martin may not be the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - yet - but with his top qualifying effort Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the seemingly ageless driver remained the second oldest driver to win a pole....
  • Busch dominates at Phoenix for 52nd Nationwide win

    Busch dominates at Phoenix for 52nd Nationwide win
    Nothing was going to keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Not a pit road speeding penalty. Not a spate of cautions that kept bunching the field. Not Brad Keselowski, who in the past has found magic out...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign

    The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign
    Good news Jimmie Johnson fans, five-time won the Daytona 500. Bad news everyone else, now we head to one of JJ's best tracks, the Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson is a four time winner at PIR and always seems to find his way to the front at this...