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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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  • Roger Penske savors fountain of youth in his NASCAR drivers

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Roger Penske's scoreboard now reads: 15 Indianapolis 500 wins. Two Daytona 500 wins. But the owner of Team Penske was hard-pressed to differentiate the gratification between winning the Greatest Spectacle in Racing or The Great...
  • Joey Logano gives Roger Penske another Daytona 500 win

    Joey Logano had a shot to win the NASCAR championship last year. A flawed late pit stop cost him the chance, and he went into the offseason determined to get back into contention again. A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday gave Logano the...
  • Logano victory is pinnacle of a week in which NASCAR did itself proud

     Logano victory is pinnacle of a week in which NASCAR did itself proud
    DAYTONA BEACH — After the controversy and consternation of the last few days and all the star-crossed buzzard's luck of the last few years, the Daytona 500 got just what it needed on Sunday. A sunny honey of a day. Hard, clean racing. And...
  • Gibbs unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined

    Joe Gibbs is unsure how long Kyle Busch will be sidelined with a broken right leg and left foot from a crash at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had surgery on his right leg in Daytona after Saturday's crash in the Xfinity Series race. His foot will...
  • Tony Stewart implodes during Sprint Unlimited practice

    Tony Stewart implodes during Sprint Unlimited practice
    DAYTONA BEACH — Speculation about a mellow Tony Stewart resurfacing this season has been greatly exaggerated. Stewart lived up to his nickname — "Smoke" — when he threw a temper-tantrum after he was black-flagged by NASCAR for...
  • Earnhardt Jr. and Johnson win Daytona 500 qualifying races

    Danica and Denny provided the dust-up. Hendrick Motorsports delivered another sweep. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson swept the Budweiser Duel races Thursday night to give Hendrick Motorsports a 1-2-3 start for the Daytona 500. Jeff Gordon had...
  • Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field

    Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field
    A five-car wreck involving Danica Patrick during Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice session has turned up the pressure on the only female competitor at SpeedWeeks. Patrick will be forced to her back-up car and to start from the back of the pack...
  • Jim Utter's 2015 NASCAR Truck Series season preview

    Preseason Top 10 1. Erik Jones, Kyle Busch Motorsports: Jones has already shown plenty of promise and his team owner, Kyle Busch, believes he could be the next best thing. 2. Matt Crafton, ThorSport Racing: He became the series' first back-to-back...
  • Dave Kallmann: All eyes on Jeff Gordon's final go-round

    If there's any justice in the racing world, Jeff Gordon will be hoisting a NASCAR trophy again in nine months. Gordon is the most important driver of his generation, a bridge between the days of million-dollar championships and $10 million championships,...
  • Hamlin focused on winning Cup championship

    Denny Hamlin is looking to change his luck this season. Daytona International Speedway is probably as good a place to start as any. Although Hamlin was in the hunt for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship, he is coming off back-to-back seasons during...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins qualifying race for Daytona 500
    Hendrick Motorsports swept Thursday night's qualifying races for the Daytona 500, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson winning their respective duel. The Earnhardt and Johnson wins were anticlimactic, with the drama saved for Danica Patrick's...