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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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  • 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...
  • Kasey Kahne wins in wild finish at Atlanta after Tony Stewart struggles

    Kasey Kahne wins in wild finish at Atlanta after Tony Stewart struggles
    HAMPTON, Ga. — Kasey Kahne is no longer chasing a spot in NASCAR’s 10-race championship playoff. Kahne made a strong move on a green-white-checkered finish restart to overtake Matt Kenseth, whose care wiggled on the next-to-last lap, costing...
  • Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing with a tough outing at Atlanta

    Tony Stewart returned to NASCAR racing Sunday night for the first time since a car driven by Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver who was on foot during a sprint car race three weeks ago. But despite a warm reception from the fans and a strong...
  • Tony Stewart's return, battle for Chase berths highlight NASCAR stop at Richmond International Raceway this week

    The hype surrounding the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series late-summer stop at Richmond International Raceway is usually predictable. Being the 26th race on the Cup tour, its the field-finalizer for the 10-race Chase, and there is always plenty of talk about who...
  • Five drivers to watch at RIR: Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle have best chances of making the Chase among many hopefuls

    Can anything top last year's chaos following the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway? Probably not — at RIR or anywhere else. A late Clint Bowyer spin that brought out a caution flag cost Ryan Newman what appeared to be a...
  • Joey Logano Races To Third Sprint Cup Victory Of Year

    Joey Logano Races To Third Sprint Cup Victory Of Year
    BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Middletown native Joey Logano claimed his third victory of the season in the Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps...
  • Joey Logano Defied Odds With Career Renaissance At Penske

    Joey Logano Defied Odds With Career Renaissance At Penske
    For every Kyle Busch, there's a Casey Atwood. For every Kyle Larson, there's a Todd Kluever. For every young talent who shows enough in his first moments in the limelight to tell you he's a certain star, there's a young talent who fades quickly into...
  • Driver Carl Edwards to join Joe Gibbs' NASCAR team next year

    Driver Carl Edwards to join Joe Gibbs' NASCAR team next year
    Carl Edwards will move to Joe Gibbs Racing next year as Gibbs expands its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team to four cars, the team announced Tuesday. The other drivers in Gibbs' Cup series stable, who drive Toyotas, are Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt...
  • 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...
  • Ambrose gets fifth Nationwide road win

    Ambrose gets fifth Nationwide road win
    Recovering from an early spin after contact with Kyle Busch's Toyota, Marcos Ambrose held off Busch in the closing laps of Saturday's Zippo 200 at the Glen to win the series-best fifth road course race of his Nationwide Series career. The Australian...
  • Jeff Gordon: Kyle Larson is NASCAR's Rookie of the Year

    Jeff Gordon: Kyle Larson is NASCAR's Rookie of the Year
    Jeff Gordon should know a little bit about going fast. On Friday, Gordon, who is winding up "an amazing week" that began with a win in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis, threw his support for 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year behind 22-...