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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 new Chase format zooms into Chicagoland

    When the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup begins Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, fans and drivers are in for a whole new ballgame, so to speak. Now more than ever, NASCAR's final 10 races of the season will have a playoff feel because drivers...
  • Kyle Busch runs 'perfect' race

    The Sports Xchange Kyle Busch runs 'perfect' race By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange RICHMOND, Va. -- Picture perfect. Coors Light pole sitter Kyle Busch led all 250 laps in Friday night's Virginia529 College...
  • Video: Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR drivers talking 2014 NFL

    Video: Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR drivers talking 2014 NFL
    With the NFL season kicking off this past weekend, Team Florida360 breaks out this funny archive video from the 2014 Coke Zero 400 weekend at Daytona International Speedway, with Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth trash-talking each other's favorite NFL teams....
  • Kyle Busch certainly has full weekend on platter

     Kyle Busch certainly has full weekend on platter
    Kyle Busch has the most on his plate at Chicagoland Speedway's annual NASCAR triple-header starting Friday. But Busch doesn't mind. Running in three separate weekend races — including Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup opener at Chicagoland...
  • NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 10 - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NASCAR Driver Capsules, Sept. 10 Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note. By Jerry Bonkowski and Bob Moore 2 BRAD KESELOWSKI, Ford Team: Penske Racing WHERE HE STANDS: Brad...
  • Drivers fan out across North American to promote Chas

    The Sports Xchange Drivers fan out across North American to promote Chas Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange In four days, NASCAR's playoffs -- the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- will begin. To help launch the...
  • Back to School: Busch gives lecture on new playoffs

    Back to School: Busch gives lecture on new playoffs
    A student at George B. Swift Specialty School on Chicago's North Side asked Kyle Busch who were some of the people he admired most during his childhood. "I always watched Jeff Gordon, and he was my hero growing up," Busch said. "And now I have the...
  • Who's the favorite to win the Sprint Cup championship?

    In 2004, NASCAR went to the "Chase" format to determine the Sprint Cup champion, a gimmicky change aimed at giving the racing community a playoff-type feel similar to other professional sports. But just when fans finally familiarize and understand the...
  • Playoffs? A look at NASCAR, elimination style

    The Sports Xchange Playoffs? A look at NASCAR, elimination style Sixteen drivers remain in contention to become NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series champion, and for the first time there will be elimination-style playoffs to get there. NASCAR's Chase format now...
  • The First Reid: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers

    The Sports Xchange The First Reid: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distrubuted by The Sports Xchange Now that the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season is over, most of our focus turns to the Chase,...
  • NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago

    NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago
    Brad Keselowski is the top seed for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, which gets underway Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Keselowski, who won his fourth race of the season Sept. 6 at Richmond, leads the 16-driver field into the postseason. The new...