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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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  • Drivers fan out across North American to promote Chas

    The Sports Xchange Drivers fan out across North American to promote Chas Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange In four days, NASCAR's playoffs -- the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup -- will begin. To help launch the...
  • Back to School: Busch gives lecture on new playoffs

    Back to School: Busch gives lecture on new playoffs
    A student at George B. Swift Specialty School on Chicago's North Side asked Kyle Busch who were some of the people he admired most during his childhood. "I always watched Jeff Gordon, and he was my hero growing up," Busch said. "And now I have the...
  • Early exit for Stewart on return to NASCAR racing

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - Tony Stewart received a rapturous welcome and made a fast start before making a premature exit on his return to competitive racing on Sunday, three weeks after he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track in New York. The three-...
  • Hendrick team clearly leading pack of Chase contenders

    Hendrick team clearly leading pack of Chase contenders
    Kasey Kahne and his workplace BFFs sent a frightening image to the other drivers in the mix for the Chase for the Cup title this past weekend in Atlanta. As Kahne went through the obligatory celebratory splashes on Victory Lane, he was joined by...
  • The First Reid: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers

    The Sports Xchange The First Reid: Don't Sleep on Non-Chase Drivers By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distrubuted by The Sports Xchange Now that the 26-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season is over, most of our focus turns to the Chase,...
  • NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago

    NASCAR's Chase for Sprint Cup: 16-driver field opens at Chicago
    Brad Keselowski is the top seed for this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, which gets underway Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Keselowski, who won his fourth race of the season Sept. 6 at Richmond, leads the 16-driver field into the postseason. The new...
  • 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...
  • NASCAR: Richmond win bolsters Keselowski's Chase bid

    RICHMOND, Va. He's back and better than ever. One year after failing to qualify for NASCAR's 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff, Brad Keselowski is not only back in the field but also leading the way. Keselowski claimed the No. 1 seed in the Chase...
  • Now that the Chase field is set, it's time to rate the likely winners

    The Sports Xchange Now that the Chase field is set, it's time to rate the likely winners By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange The 26th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over, and the Chase for the...
  • Keselowski wins; Kenseth, Newman, Biffle will round out Chase

    Brad Keselowski won the race and claimed the No. 1 seed in this season's Chase. Keselowski dominated Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and cruised to his fourth Sprint Cup Series victory of the season �...
  • Keselowski Victory Puts Him Atop Chase Field

    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 more than six...