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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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  • Keselowski wins Cup regular-season finale at Richmond; Biffle, Newman lock up final spots in NASCAR's Chase

    Keselowski wins Cup regular-season finale at Richmond; Biffle, Newman lock up final spots in NASCAR's Chase
    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 nearly a second...
  • 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'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...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...
  • 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...
  • Keselowski dominates Sprint race in Kentucky

    Keselowski dominates Sprint race in Kentucky
    SPARTA, Ky. -- Brad Keselowski dominated the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, leading 199 of the 267 laps on his way to his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and his second career victory at Kentucky. "Our car was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...