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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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  • Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire

    Keselowski comes out on top in New Hampshire
    By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange LOUDON, N.H. - Brad Keselowski dominated the Camping World RV 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after taking the lead on lap 90 and leading 138 laps. Keselowski survived a...
  • Brian France is trying to keep NASCAR relevant

    NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski remembers slamming into a rival's car in Phoenix a few years ago, only to be summoned after the race by officials who scolded him for being too aggressive on the track. Then NASCAR Chairman Brian France, the third...
  • Kasey Kahne rallies to win Nationwide Firecracker 250 at Daytona

    NASCAR veteran Kasey Kahne came out of nowhere to maneuver through a hectic finish and win the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Kahne made a nice move to emerge from eighth place through a tight pack on a re-...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400

    Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400
    DAYTONA BEACH -The Coke Zero 400 ended after 280 miles, which was just fine with Aric Almirola. He was leading when the rain returned Sunday and forced the race to be called after 112 laps. It was his first Sprint Cup win in 118 races, and put a...
  • Aric Almirola wins rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Aric Almirola has won the rain-delayed and rain-shortened NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway, putting Richard Petty's famed No. 43 in Victory Lane for the first time since 1999. Almirola's unexpected win came on the same weekend...
  • Kyle Busch wins New Hampshire pole; Scott Dixon tops IndyCar qualifying

    Kyle Busch wins New Hampshire pole; Scott Dixon tops IndyCar qualifying
    Kyle Busch went from upside down to top of the field. Busch continued the season-long trend of track record qualifying speeds, turning a lap of 138.130 mph Friday to win the pole at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. It's the second pole of the...
  • Brad Keselowski claims victory in Nationwide race at New Hampshire

    Brad Keselowski claims victory in Nationwide race at New Hampshire
    Brad Keselowski had a couple of impressive performances at New Hampshire. It's the victory celebration that again gave him fits. Keselowski topped all the fields Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, including a dominant run in his Nationwide Series...
  • Zach Randolph agrees to contract extension with Grizzlies

    Zach Randolph agrees to contract extension with Grizzlies
    Memphis forward Zach Randolph has agreed to a contract extension with the Grizzlies, his agent said Friday. Raymond Brothers confirmed to the Associated Press in a text message a Yahoo Sports report that Randolph is exercising his $16.5-million option...
  • Keselowski wins Cup regular-season finale at Richmond; Biffle, Newman lock up final spots in NASCAR's Chase

    Keselowski wins Cup regular-season finale at Richmond; Biffle, Newman lock up final spots in NASCAR's Chase
    RICHMOND – Brad Keselowski nailed down the No. 1 seed in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dominant victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. Keselowski led 383 of 400 laps to finish nearly a second...
  • Richmond winner Keselowski, Gordon, Harvick and Johnson primed to make a run at Cup Chase title

    Richmond winner Keselowski, Gordon, Harvick and Johnson primed to make a run at Cup Chase title
    RICHMOND — The Sprint Cup Series late-summer stop at Richmond International Raceway is a lot like the annual HBO series that follows an NFL team through preseason camp. The narratives are bottom heavy, with football final roster cuts covered at...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...