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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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  • Kurt Busch wins rain-shortened Sprint Cup race at Michigan

    BROOKLYN, Mich. Kurt Busch didn't steal a win. He simply grabbed an opportunity when it presented itself. Busch was leading Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway when the race was called just after 6 p.m. with 62 of 200 laps...
  • Kurt Busch wins rain-shortened NASCAR race in Michigan

    Kurt Busch wins rain-shortened NASCAR race in Michigan
    BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming — and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn't get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup race in Michigan gave the victory to Kurt Busch. With his...
  • Upcoming races put Ross Kenseth's mettle to the test

    The next two weekends could go a long way in determining whether Ross Kenseth will make a career out of racing in NASCAR. That's a lot of pressure for the 22-year-old son of former Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth. The opportunity, however, is...
  • Pennink Wins All-American Series SK Modified At Stafford

    STAFFORD — In 2014 bad luck was the calling card in an SK Modified for Rowan Pennink through the opening stages of the season at Stafford Motor Speedway. The story has been quite the opposite for the Huntingdon Valley, Pa., driver in 2015. Last...
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  • FLASHBACK: In 1990, four Andrettis are in the starting grid of the Miller 200

    FLASHBACK: In 1990, four Andrettis are in the starting grid of the Miller 200
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. June 1 2000—Emmaus sweeps the District 11 Class 3A softball and baseball championships, beating Parkland 2-0 behind Shannon Williams' two-hitter...
  • Jimmie Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson makes history with 10th win at Dover
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson pulled away on the final restart Sunday to win at Dover International Speedway and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track. Johnson led the final 23 laps, staying...
  • Johnson Aims To Join Elite Group With Dover Victory

    DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson needs a mammoth man cave at home for all of his Dover trophies. From the track known as the Monster Mile, the Dover winner gets a menacing, red-eyed Miles The Monster trophy that weighs 60 pounds and measures at just...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya quiets NASCAR critics with Indy 500 victory

    Juan Pablo Montoya quiets NASCAR critics with Indy 500 victory
    If you're a racing fan, you've heard the jokes and laughed at the memes mocking Juan Pablo Montoya. The guy who hit the jet dryer in a race at Daytona. Let the wrath of the Internet begin: "Face it he sucks." "Jaun [sic] Pablo knows how to stop a...
  • Carl Edwards captures Coca-Cola 600 for 1st win of season

     Carl Edwards captures Coca-Cola 600 for 1st win of season
    CONCORD, N.C. — Carl Edwards didn’t need to be a Marathon Man in NASCAR’s longest race of the year Sunday night. All he needed to do was run the stock-car equivalent of a sprint. Edwards took the lead with 21 laps to go in the Coca-...
  • Carl Edwards drives to victory in Coca-Cola 600

    Carl Edwards drives to victory in Coca-Cola 600
    Carl Edwards cruised to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. Edwards took the lead with 21 laps to go when a group led by Denny Hamlin went to the pits. By the time it all settled out, Edwards was in first, followed by Greg Biffle and Dale...