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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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  • 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...
  • Joey Logano Defied Odds With Career Renaissance At Penske

    Joey Logano Defied Odds With Career Renaissance At Penske
    For every Kyle Busch, there's a Casey Atwood. For every Kyle Larson, there's a Todd Kluever. For every young talent who shows enough in his first moments in the limelight to tell you he's a certain star, there's a young talent who fades quickly into...
  • Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide race in Las Vegas

    Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Nationwide race in Las Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but Kyle Busch made him work for it. Busch was on Keselowski’s tail entering the final lap of the Boyd Gaming 300 with both of them...
  • It's Junior day at Daytona 500

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It took nearly 10 hours to complete the Daytona 500 on Sunday and for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to complete his 10-year bid to return to Daytona's Victory Lane. Earnhardt held off Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski on a restart with...
  • Regan Smith edges Brad Keselowski for Nationwide win

    Regan Smith edges Brad Keselowski for Nationwide win
    DAYTONA BEACH — It was another photo finish at Daytona International Speedway. Regan Smith slipped past Brad Keselowski on the high side after a green-white-checker finish to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 Saturday. Smith's No....
  • Daytona 500 has added incentive this time for drivers

    Daytona 500 has added incentive this time for drivers
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Drivers hardly needed another reason to win NASCAR's Daytona 500 because it's stock-car racing's most prestigious race. NASCAR gave them one anyway. The 56th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday will be the first race under...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...