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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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  • Tony Stewart leads halfway through NASCAR race in Phoenix

     
    The battle for NASCAR's Sprint Cup title went off as advertised Sunday. Tony Stewart, who started the day trailing Carl Edwards by only three points in the championship standings, was leading at the halfway point of the Kobalt Tools 500......
  • Race-day preview of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup in Phoenix

     
    Morning drizzle gave way to partly sunny skies at Phoenix International Raceway as the green flag neared Sunday for the next-to-last race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In the driver introductions for the Kobalt Tools 500, the......
  • NASCAR's Kyle Busch: 'No one to blame but myself'

     
    A contrite Kyle Busch, heavily penalized for a retaliatory move on the track a week ago, said Friday that Joe Gibbs did not consider firing him from Gibbs' NASCAR team but that his behavior was "uncalled for" and "disrespectful." In......
  • NASCAR's Matt Kenseth wins pole for Phoenix race

     
    Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Phoenix, while title contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart qualified in the top 10. Edwards has a three-point lead over Stewart with two races left in......
  • Should NASCAR allow Kyle Busch to drive with a suspended license? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether Kyle Bush, who had his driver's license suspended, should be allowed behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car. Weigh in with your comment. [Updated at 1:29 p.m. Keith Groller, Morning Call......
  • Tony Stewart wins first race of NASCAR's Chase

     
    Tony Stewart won for the first time this season -- and in the process sprung into contention for the Sprint Cup championship. Stewart stretched his final tank of fuel to the finish of the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship at...
  • NASCAR's Chase leads weekend's motor racing

     
    A bit of controversy hangs over the start of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup, the 10-race championship playoff that opens Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick, with four wins apiece in the Sprint Cup......
  • Drivers will ‘have at it’ at Bud Shootout

     
    DAYTONA BEACH _ The new track at Daytona International Speedway will be very accommodating for anybody who wants to chase speed. Just ask Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. They all reached speeds in excess of 203 mph during the final practice session for the...
  • Saturday's Highlights: 'Fast and Fabulous: a NASCAR Wedding' on Style

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 6 - 12 in PDF format TV listings for the week of March 6 - 12 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Kyle Busch gambles, wins NASCAR Nationwide race at Fontana

     
    Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday in Fontana after his crew chief gambled on changing only two tires on Busch's car late in the race while other leaders changed four. Busch's victory in the Royal Purple 300......
  • Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Auto Club 400 in fantastic finish

     
    The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana has often been criticized for the type of boring racing it promotes. There is just something about the track that causes little passing, meaning little excitement. Sunday's Auto Club 400 did nothing to dispel......