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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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  • Almirola pilots No. 43 to rain-shortened Daytona win

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. After the weather had put its final soggy stamp on the weekend at Daytona International Speedway, Aric Almirola drove one of NASCAR's iconic cars to victory in the Coke Zero 400. Almirola, driver of Richard Petty Motorsports' No. 43...
  • 'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane

    'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane
    DAYTONA BEACH — Anybody have "The Cuban Missile" in their Coke Zero 400 pool? In a soggy and slushy scrum of stock cars stretching two days, involving plenty of carnage and the brutal inconvenience of dark skies, Aric Almirola can thank the...
  • Pressure on big stars increase as spots in NASCAR's Chase for the Championship dwindle

    Eleven spots are filled for the upcoming Chase for the Championship. That leaves just five openings — and only eight races remaining to get one of the guaranteed entries. For Aric Almirola, Sprint Cup's newest winner, things couldn't be better. His...
  • Kyle Busch wins again at Kentucky Speedway

    The Sports Xchange Kyle Busch wins again at Kentucky Speedway By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange SPARTA, Ky. -- Kyle Busch scored his sixth consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in Thursday night's...
  • Kentucky possible gateway to Chase

    The Sports Xchange Kentucky possible gateway to Chase Chris Knight NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just their fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races,...
  • Hendrick Team Pre-Race Favorite At Kentucky Speedway

    SPARTA, Ky. — The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will host just its fourth race at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night. In the previous three races, the Quaker State 400 — presented by Advance Auto Parts — has produced three different winners...
  • Kyle Busch wins again at Dover with Nationwide victory

    Kyle Busch wins again at Dover with Nationwide victory
    Kyle Busch raced to his second victory of the weekend at Dover, taking the checkered flag Saturday in the Nationwide Series race to set himself up for a tripleheader sweep. Busch followed his dominant win Friday night in the Truck Series with another...
  • Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover

    Jimmie Johnson earns second straight win, topping field at Dover
    DOVER, Del. - So much for Jimmie Johnson's supposed “slump.” The six-time Sprint Cup champion held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski in the final four laps of the FedEx 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International...
  • NASCAR race resumes after short delay; Kyle Busch loses triple bid

    NASCAR race resumes after short delay; Kyle Busch loses triple bid
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware was delayed 22 minutes this afternoon when a red flag came out after debris from a pothole damaged the car of driver Jamie McMurray. NASCAR brought all the cars to pit road to...
  • NASCAR's Kasey Kahne takes dispute with Kyle Busch to Michigan

    NASCAR's Kasey Kahne takes dispute with Kyle Busch to Michigan
    Kasey Kahne, still annoyed about a crash with Kyle Busch last weekend, arrived in Michigan saying he doesn't even want to talk to Busch anymore. So naturally Kahne and Busch will start next to each other on Sunday in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Quicken...
  • Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Nationwide race shortened by rain

    Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Nationwide race shortened by rain
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Busch won a rain-shortened NASCAR Nationwide race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday, his third consecutive win at the one-mile oval in NASCAR's second-level series. Busch, driving the No. 54 Toyota, dominated until...