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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 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...
  • Joey Logano's late surge wins wild Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond

    Joey Logano's late surge wins wild Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond
    RICHMOND – Joey Logano emerged as the winner of a wild short-track shootout in the final laps of the Toyota Owners 400 Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The victory is Logano’s second this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,...
  • Joey Logano an improbable winner of Sprint Cup race at Richmond

    Joey Logano an improbable winner of Sprint Cup race at Richmond
    RICHMOND -- Joey Logano emerged as the winner of a wild short-track shootout in the final laps of the Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. The victory is Logano’s second this season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,...
  • Richmond puts on another good Sprint Cup show, including fireworks

    Richmond puts on another good Sprint Cup show, including fireworks
    RICHMOND — For sheer memorability, the Toyota Owners 400 earned its place on the list of unforgettable Sprint Cup Series races at Richmond International Raceway. Crazy start. Twenty lead changes. Multiple car fires. Great beat-and-bang finish. The...
  • 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...
  • Joey Logano wins pole position for NASCAR race in Las Vegas

    Joey Logano wins pole position for NASCAR race in Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS -- Joey Logano won the pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway under NASCAR's new format of knockout qualifying. Logano's teammate Brad Keselowski qualified second Friday, giving  Team Penske...
  • Brad Keselowski wins at Vegas; Earnhardt Jr. has nothing left in tank

    Brad Keselowski wins at Vegas; Earnhardt Jr. has nothing left in tank
    LAS VEGAS — Just as predicted, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his team took a big gamble Sunday in hopes of winning another race. This time they lost. Earnhardt was leading on the last lap of the Kobalt 400 because his team opted not to bring his No. 88...
  • NASCAR's Fontana race last year still a hot topic

    NASCAR returns to Fontana this weekend with a tough act to follow. Last year's Sprint Cup race with its wild ending at Auto Club Speedway was viewed by many as the most exciting race of the season. As the drivers battled side-by-side for the lead on...
  • Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana

    Matt Kenseth wins pole position for NASCAR race in Fontana
    Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's Sprint Cup race as NASCAR's new knockout-style qualifying format was used at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for the first time. Kenseth, a three-time winner at Fontana when he drove for Roush Fenway Racing,...
  • 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-...