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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 Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana

    Kyle Larson gets first Nationwide Series win at Fontana
    Kyle Larson has earned untold plaudits since the 21-year-old racing prodigy joined NASCAR's upper ranks last year. On Saturday, the driver lived up to his reputation in a big way. The Elk Grove, Calif., native won his first race in NASCAR's second-...
  • Kyle Busch wins the pole for NASCAR race at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kyle Busch has seen it time and again at Martinsville Speedway. Driving down pit road, heading back onto the track and in contention for the lead, Busch is used to seeing the pole-sitter gun the engine just off the jack and reassume...
  • NASCAR Truck Series race postponed until Sunday at Martinsville

    NASCAR Truck Series race postponed until Sunday at Martinsville
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway was rained out Saturday and will be made up as part of a rare doubleheader at the track Sunday. The Sprint Cup race will start at 1:13 p.m., and NASCAR and track officials aim to...
  • Chase Elliott wins second consecutive Nationwide Series race

    Chase Elliott wins second consecutive Nationwide Series race
    DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed. “I had a good date tonight, the 'Lady in Black,' can't forget about that,” he said, smiling. The 18-year-old son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott...
  • Logano secures place in Chase with Richmond win

    Joey Logano was penciled into a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Now you can write his name in indelible ink. Taking advantage of beating and banging in front of him during a nine-lap, green-flag run to the finish, Logano surged from the...
  • Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol

    Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol
    Rivals beware. Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500. "I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...
  • Kyle Busch wins Auto Club 400 at Fontana for second year in a row

    The race was Jimmie Johnson's to lose, and he unknowingly found a way to lose it. Johnson was sailing toward a record sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup win in Fontana on Sunday when his No. 48 Chevrolet blew a left-front tire with only six laps remaining. It...
  • Kyle Larson earns first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole by default

    Kyle Larson earns first NASCAR Sprint Cup pole by default
    RICHMOND -- Kyle Larson’s meteoric rise in the Sprint Cup Series continued Friday with an assist from Mother Nature. When qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 was canceled because of rain, Larson earned the first pole of his Cup career because he...
  • Late Night with Kevin: Harvick takes command for Nationwide Series victory at Richmond

    Kevin Harvick dominated a rain-delayed NASCAR Nationwide Series race as Friday night turned into Saturday morning at Richmond International Raceway. Brian Scott took the pole early in the day, but because of storms around the area, the race didn't...
  • Kyle Larson happy with Richmond NASCAR pole that comes with big assist from Mother Nature

    RICHMOND — Kyle Larson’s meteoric rise in the Sprint Cup Series continued Friday with an assist from Mother Nature. When qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 was canceled because of rain, Larson earned the first pole of his Cup career...
  • Kyle Larson is the Sprint Cup Series' biggest surprise heading into Richmond

    Kyle Larson is the Sprint Cup Series' biggest surprise heading into Richmond
    Some of the preseason speculation about Kyle Larson being promoted to the Sprint Cup Series after only one full season in a national NASCAR series car (Nationwide), was that Chip Ganassi wanted to make sure he didn’t lose Larson any time soon. You...