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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 rolls out new K&N Pro Series car

    LAS VEGAS -- The K&N Pro Series is set to show off the hottest new body on the Las Vegas Strip and NASCAR is convinced that it has hit the jackpot thanks to the model's curvaceous collaboration of substance and speed. In fact, the sport is betting that...
  • Gordon, Keselowski brawl after Johnson wins race

    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Gordon, Keselowski brawl after Johnson wins race FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jimmie Johnson became the second consecutive eliminated Chase for the Sprint Cup driver to win in the Eliminator round,...
  • Jimmie Johnson plays spoiler with another win at Texas

    FORTH WORTH, Texas This time Jimmie Johnson was the spoiler at Texas Motor Speedway. Already eliminated from title contention, Johnson earned his third consecutive victory in the fall race at Texas Motor Speedway, with a win in Sunday's AAA Texas 500....
  • Johnson wins at Texas; Keselowski and Gordon brawl on pit road

    The Sports Xchange Johnson wins at Texas; Keselowski and Gordon brawl on pit road By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas -- It happens every fall, at least in recent years. Jimmie Johnson won the...
  • Double points not all bad, says Andretti

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Awarding double points for the final race of the Formula One season is a gimmick but one that American fans may understand more than most, according to the country's last world champion Mario Andretti. With an unprecedented 50...
  • Revitalized Gordon in line to recapture past glory

    Jeff Gordon scoffed at being dubbed the championship favorite with three races left. "Who makes up these odds?" Gordon asked, shaking his head. Told Las Vegas, Gordon said: "I don't know how you make odds with what I'm seeing out there right now."...
  • Kyle Busch wins Nationwide, eye weekend sweep

    The Sports Xchange Kyle Busch wins Nationwide, eye weekend sweep By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FORT WORTH, Texas -- Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage may need a broom as well as a pair of six-guns in...
  • Stewart sets lap record, Kenseth captures Texas pole

    FORTH WORTH, Texas Tony Stewart was the fastest on Friday but Matt Kenseth earned the position that mattered most. Stewart, who won the pole for the spring race at Texas Motor Speedway, registered the fastest qualifying lap on a 1.5-mile speedway in...
  • New Chase format producing dramatic moments

    No Dale Earnhardt Jr. No Jimmie Johnson. Heck, not even polarizing drivers such as Kyle Busch or Tony Stewart are in the mix. There's no question the new Chase format is lacking star power. Nothing against guys such as Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin, but...
  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville as calamity strikes Chase favorites

    The Sports Xchange Earnhardt wins at Martinsville as calamity strikes Chase favorites By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- On a day that saw two of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites...
  • Brad Keselowski eliminates Earnhardt Jr., Johnson after win at Talladega

    Brad Keselowski eliminates Earnhardt Jr., Johnson after win at Talladega
    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski — the guy on NASCAR's Most-Wanted List for much of the week – retaliated with the ultimate payback after all the sniper fire: He won at Talladega, punched his ticket to the Chase, and helped squeeze...