RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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

Top Kyle Busch Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson finding success early

    Kyle Larson isn't afraid to admit he has a lot to learn. So far, though, the learning process certainly has been exciting to witness. Five weeks into the NASCAR season and Larson has earned his first Nationwide Series victory and has been involved in...
  • Denny Hamlin sinus infection adds to health woes

    Denny Hamlin sinus infection adds to health woes
    It is not good to be Denny Hamlin. He suffered a broken vertebra in his lower back during a wreck in last year's race near Los Angeles and was forced to miss the next four races. He seemed re-energized and good to go this season, up until last...
  • Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400 at Fontana for second year in a row

    The race was Jimmie Johnson's to lose, and he unknowingly found a way to lose it. Johnson was sailing toward a record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup win in Fontana on Sunday when his No. 48 Chevrolet blew a left-front tire with only six laps remaining. It...
  • Kyle Busch sprints to Auto Club 400 victory

    By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange FONTANA, Calif. — In a race that saw tire problems turn the contest upside-down, Kyle Busch won Sunday's Auto Club 400 in a green-white-checkered-flag finish that took the...
  • Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400 after late restart

    FONTANA, Calif. We've seen this show before, but not in the Sprint Cup Series. After a late-race restart and two-lap overtime, Kyle Busch held off rookie Kyle Larson to win Sunday's Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway. On Saturday, Larson earned his...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish

    Kyle Busch wins NASCAR race in Fontana in overtime finish
    Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Fontana for the second consecutive year in a two-lap overtime finish Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Larson, the 21-year-old who won NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series race on Saturday in Fontana,...
  • Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana

    Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana
    Kyle Larson has earned untold plaudits since the 21-year-old racing prodigy joined NASCAR's upper ranks last year. On Saturday, the driver lived up to his reputation in a big way. The Elk Grove, Calif., native won his first race in NASCAR's second-...
  • Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide win in 3-way battle at TreatMyClot.com 300

    FONTANA, Calif. Joe Gibbs Racing's winning streak at Auto Club Speedway � one of the most remarkable in NASCAR � ended not with a whimper but with a very large bang. To the delight of the crowd, Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick...
  • Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana

    Matt Kenseth gets pole position for Sprint Cup race at Fontana
    NASCAR's Matt Kenseth knows Auto Club Speedway well, having won three Sprint Cup races at the Fontana track. But he earned the victories driving for Roush Fenway Racing and is still looking for his first win on the two-mile oval since moving to the...
  • For Denny Hamlin, Auto Club Speedway provides extra motivation

    FONTANA, Calif. What is Denny Hamlin looking for this weekend at Auto Club Speedway? Well, a victory for one, to help ensure his participation in this season's Chase for the Sprint Cup. But what else? Revenge? Redemption? All are on the table as...
  • Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana

    Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana
    Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the first time. Kenseth, a three-time winner at Fontana when he drove for Roush Fenway Racing,...