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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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  • Sept. 29, 2013: The greatest day of TV ever?

     
    Do you have a DVR? Good. Go out and buy about six more of them, because Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, could just be the greatest day of TV ever! And I can say that without hyperbole. I'm responsible for picking out the featured program from among our daily TV...
  • Kurt Busch fired from Penske for obscene tirade toward ESPN reporter

     
    Penske Racing plans to fire Kurt Busch for an obscene tirade towards NASCAR reporter Dr. Jerry Punch Nov. 25 at the Homestead Miami Speedway Speedway reports the Charlotte Observer. He was already fined $50,000 for the incident, which can be seen on...
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch apologizes for outburst, loses crew chief

     
    It has been a ragged ending to the season for NASCAR's Busch brothers. Two weeks after Kyle Busch was severely reprimanded for intentionally wrecking a rival driver, his older brother Kurt Busch and his Penske Racing team apologized Tuesday for......
  • Five track champions crowned at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale

     
    Connor Cantrell of Santa Clarita won his first NASCAR Super Trucks championship at Toyota Speedway at Irwindale before an estimated 3,500 on Saturday night....
  • Supercross' James Stewart joins Joe Gibbs Racing, eyes NASCAR

     
    Two-time supercross champion James Stewart signed a multiyear contract to ride for Joe Gibbs Racing's Yamaha motorcycle-racing team with plans to eventually try NASCAR stock-car racing....
  • NASCAR fines Kyle Busch $50,000, warns of indefinite suspension

     
    Kyle Busch: NASCAR fined Kyle Busch $50,000 and gave him a stern warning Monday. NASCAR also placed Kyle Busch on probation until Dec. 31...
  • Kyle Busch, forced to miss NASCAR races, apologizes for retaliation

     
    After being forced to sit out two NASCAR races this weekend, including Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race in Texas, Kyle Busch issued an open letter of apology that said "I have no one to blame but myself." Busch initially defended......
  • NASCAR pulls Kyle Busch from Sprint Cup, Nationwide races in Texas

     
    In an extremely rare move, NASCAR suspended driver Kyle Busch from competing in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in Texas this weekend as a penalty for Busch intentionally wrecking another driver in a truck race Friday night. Busch, long......
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Kyle Busch: NASCAR's penalty 'fit the crime'

     
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. said NASCAR's decision to park Kyle Busch for two races and fine him $50,000 for wrecking Ron Hornaday Jr. in a truck race "fit the crime." "I like the mentality that they've had over the last year......
  • M&M's drops NASCAR's Kyle Busch for last two races

     
    The response to Kyle Busch's on-track retaliation escalated Thursday when candy maker M&M's said it barred Busch from driving the M&M's-sponsored Toyota for the last two races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The next race is Sunday at Phoenix......
  • NASCAR's Kasey Kahne wins in Phoenix; Carl Edwards leads Chase

     
    Kasey Kahne won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, while Carl Edwards kept a three-point lead over Tony Stewart in the Chase for the Cup championship battle -- the same gap they had when the......