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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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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a Budweiser Duel in buildup to Daytona 500

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a Budweiser Duel in buildup to Daytona 500
    DAYTONA BEACH — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasted little time Thursday in establishing himself as the driver to beat in the upcoming Daytona 500. The reigning 500 champion began the opening Budweiser Duel alone on the back row, in 25th place, but needed...
  • Kyle Busch breaks right leg in crash at Daytona

    Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a vicious hit Saturday into a concrete wall during the Xfinity Series race. He'll miss the Daytona 500 on Sunday and is out indefinitely. Busch sustained a right lower leg compound fracture and left mid-...
  • NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears amid changes such as Carl Edwards' move
    With NASCAR's season only a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series — which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22...
  • Plenty Of Changes As New Season Approaches

    With NASCAR's season just a month away, a few drivers are still adjusting to new teams and several crew chiefs are adjusting to new drivers. The most notable change in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series – which opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 –...
  • Mayo: Med school racer Staropoli gets ride for Daytona race

    It's not the Daytona 500, but University of Miami medical student and aspiring NASCAR driver Patrick Staropoli of Plantation has landed a spot in a big race at Daytona International Speedway this Saturday, the ARCA Lucas Oil 200. "I'm pumped,"...
  • Motorsports to undergo changes next year

    Motor racing will undergo several changes in 2015. In NASCAR, Carl Edwards will move to a different team in hopes of winning his first Sprint Cup championship. He will drive for Joe Gibbs Racing, joining Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth after...
  • Kurt Busch assault investigation moves to prosecutors

    Police in Delaware investigating allegations that NASCAR driver Kurt Busch assaulted his former girlfriend have forwarded their findings to state prosecutors, who will determine whether charges will be filed. Dover police Cpl. Mark Hoffman told the...
  • Darrell Wallace embraces the role of succeeding Wendell Scott as NASCAR's best African-American driver in decades

     Darrell Wallace embraces the role of succeeding Wendell Scott as NASCAR's best African-American driver in decades
    HAMPTON – Darrell Wallace Jr. is quickly building an identity as more than just the best prospect for African-American success in NASCAR for a half-century. His win at Martinsville a year ago prompted an outpouring of media attention for the...
  • Kyle Busch gets wire-to-wire Nationwide win at Richmond

    Kyle Busch gets wire-to-wire Nationwide win at Richmond
    Kyle Busch led from start to finish, usually by plenty, and ended an eight-race winless streak in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with his fifth career victory at Richmond International Raceway. Busch started on the pole, routinely built leads of several...
  • NASCAR's Joe Gibbs Racing shuffles Sprint Cup drivers' crew chiefs

    NASCAR's Joe Gibbs Racing shuffles Sprint Cup drivers' crew chiefs
    Joe Gibbs Racing on Thursday shuffled the lineup of crew chiefs for its Sprint Cup Series drivers for next season. Gibbs had a three-driver team this year: Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth. They all qualified for the initial 16-driver field...
  • Gordon grabs pole; Harvick tops Chase finalists

    — It was a bittersweet achievement for Jeff Gordon as he won his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400. The favorable spot on the starting grid won't give the veteran a shot at the Sprint Cup title...