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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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  • Austin Dillon wins Pocono truck race

    The Chevrolets have been taking a pretty good beating in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season — a no-wins-in-10-races shellacking to be exact. But a couple of young and fast 2014 Sprint Cup Series rookies brought an end to the...
  • Is NASCAR'S Kevin Harvick the new Jay Z?

    Is NASCAR'S Kevin Harvick the new Jay Z?
    Sharing information with your rival’s brother. Getting booed. Working with MMA fighters. Sounds dangerous, but all are parts of NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick’s life. While the driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser car is best...
  • Gordon Wins Brickyard 400

    INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly 20 years to the day of his first triumph in the inaugural Brickyard 400, Jeff Gordon rallied to earn a record fifth Brickyard victory Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gordon was 22 years old when he won the first...
  • Drought at Brickyard 400 continues for Toyota drivers

    Drought at Brickyard 400 continues for Toyota drivers
    Toyota drivers still haven't won NASCAR's Brickyard 400, but they keep knocking on the door. The three Toyota drivers at Joe Gibbs Racing — Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth — finished second through fourth, respectively, behind...
  • Take 2: Good call on tires gives Harvick a Nationwide win

    Take 2: Good call on tires gives Harvick a Nationwide win
    Kevin Harvick claimed a late lead and held off charges by Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch to win Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The event opened NASCAR's racing weekend after Friday rainfall postponed the Camping World...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. is enjoying prime time in his NASCAR career

    A NASCAR career on the upswing has Dale Earnhardt Jr. sounding content as he nears his 40th birthday. "I feel physically and mentally 10 years younger than that," Earnhardt said as he prepared for Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup opening race at...
  • Brad Keselowski sprints to victory, pads Chase points lead

    Brad Keselowski sprints to victory, pads Chase points lead
    Brad Keselowski didn't need to talk about how Sunday's Chase for the Sprint Cup victory at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., made a statement. His driving, especially in the late going, said it all. The 30-year-old veteran surged out of a...
  • Keselowski Begins Chase With Chicagoland Win

    JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski claimed his second-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win and his fifth win this year by claiming victory Sunday in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, the first event in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint...
  • Keselowski draws first blood in Chase opener

    Keselowski draws first blood in Chase opener
    JOLIET, Ill. — Brad Keselowski began the playoff portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series the same way he ended the regular season: with a win. Keselowski claimed his fifth victory of the year Sunday in the MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland...
  • Video: Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR drivers talking 2014 NFL

    Video: Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR drivers talking 2014 NFL
    With the NFL season kicking off this past weekend, Team Florida360 breaks out this funny archive video from the 2014 Coke Zero 400 weekend at Daytona International Speedway, with Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth trash-talking each other's favorite NFL teams....
  • 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...