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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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  • Just as important as $1 million, Denny Hamlin found speed at Charlotte

    Certainly, the $1 million is important to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin's victory in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the first for him, the Joe Gibbs Racing organization and Toyota Racing. Not as apparent in the...
  • Hamlin gives Joe Gibbs first victory in NASCAR All-Star race

    Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "It's been a long time coming," said Joe Gibbs, who got his first All-Star victory in 24...
  • Hamlin Gives Joe Gibbs First Victory In All-Star Race

    CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin gave Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory in NASCAR's Sprint All-Star race by using clean air to hold off Kevin Harvick at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin won the pole for Saturday night's race, was decent through the...
  • Denny Hamlin wins NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Denny Hamlin's pit crew was worth at least $1 million on Saturday night. Hamlin entered the final pit stop in sixth place but exited in first and then skillfully held off Kevin Harvick during the final 10-lap segment to win Saturday...
  • Busch shows usual speed in recovery and on the race track

    Walking gingerly, his mood upbeat, Kyle Busch climbed back into his race car for the first time in almost three months. He quickly settled into the No. 18 Toyota, got used to his new seat, and ripped the fastest lap in Friday's practice session for the...
  • Who's in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race?

    A quick look at the 20 drivers entered in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and how they have fared in the race historically. A.J. Allmendinger Starts: Three Best finish: 11th Comment: He's made the All-Star...
  • Kyle Busch returns, posts top practice speed at Charlotte

    As Kyle Busch took the podium Friday in the Charlotte Motor Speedway media room, the first words from reporters weren't in the form a question. Instead, the driver of the No. 18 Toyota was greeted with two words: Welcome back. In his first NASCAR action...
  • With 30 drivers for 3 spots, Showdown looms at Charlotte

    Thirty drivers for three spots. Seventeen drivers are locked into Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with a chance to win the $1 million top prize. Friday's activities at the track will determine which three...
  • Kyle Busch eligible for NASCAR's Chase despite missing races

    Kyle Busch is eligible to compete for the NASCAR championship despite missing the first 11 races this season because he was injured. NASCAR announced Wednesday it has granted Busch a waiver that would allow the Joe Gibbs Racing star to qualify for the...
  • Kyle Busch to return to car this weekend in All-Star race

    Less than three months after suffering serious injuries when he crashed into a concrete wall at Daytona, Kyle Busch will return to racing in NASCAR's All-Star race this weekend following a rapid recovery his doctors called remarkable. Busch will run in...
  • Injured NASCAR driver Kyle Busch to return for Saturday's All-Star Race

    Kyle Busch won't have to go far to make his first official start in Sprint Cup Series this season. Joe Gibbs Racing officials confirmed Tuesday morning that Busch sidelined since February with a broken leg and foot has medical clearance to return to on-...