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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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  • Brad Keselowski nabs Loudon pole; Jimmie Johnson's time disallowed

    Brad Keselowski nabs Loudon pole; Jimmie Johnson's time disallowed
    Brad Keselowski didn't think his lap was fast enough. Jimmie Johnson was late to the grid after trouble getting through inspection.   Kurt Busch hit the rev limiter entering the first corner. Nevertheless, those three drivers were to lead the field to...
  • Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection

    Bowyer, 15 other teams fail Daytona inspection
    Sixteen cars failed inspection before Thursday's Sprint Cup practice at Daytona International Speedway.     NASCAR confiscated the teams' roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and wrecks at high speeds, for further...
  • Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third

    Busch and Kenseth sweep Daytona front row for JGR; Bowyer will start third
    Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway.     Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.     Clint...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft

    The Backstretch Blog: Plate races, AKA The NASCAR Draft
    And you thought NASCAR didn't have a draft. Oh sure at Daytona and Talladega there is drafting, but restictor plate racing is also as close to a draft as we get in NASCAR. How you might ask? Because speed, horse power, driving have very little to do...
  • Greg Edwards plans to take Langley Speedway Late Model title, not give it away

    Greg Edwards would not do "anything to win a race," the way Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick do in those ESPN commercials. Then again, you probably won't find anyone who's ever seen Edwards back down from a paint-trading duel during his 20-...
  • Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire, Bowyer will start 12th

    Jeff Gordon wins NASCAR pole in New Hampshire, Bowyer will start 12th
    Jeff Gordon will start from the pole for the NASCAR race in New Hampshire on Sunday as he tries to move up in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon ran a lap at 134.911 mph in qualifying Friday. Kyle Busch was second, at 134.753 mph. Gordon heads into...
  • Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th win, Bowyer is 4th

    Hamlin takes New Hampshire for 5th win, Bowyer is 4th
    Denny Hamlin has won the NASCAR race in New Hampshire, getting the mistake-free trip he needed to win for the series-leading fifth time this year.     Jimmie Johnson finished second and took the lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Jeff Gordon was...
  • Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th

    Marcos Ambrose notches Watkins Glen repeat in wild finish, Clint Bowyer is 4th
    On a track too greasy to provide traction, Marco Ambrose surged from third to first on the final lap of Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International and won the race in a slugfest with runner-up Brad Keselowski. Keselowski had grabbed the lead...
  • Chase for the Chase' under way in Sprint Cup

    Chase for the Chase' under way in Sprint Cup
    Some of NASCAR's biggest names are trying to keep their championship hopes alive and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is still about a month away. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon would all be on the outside looking in if the Chase started now....
  • Shia LaBeouf films movie in Wicker Park, Pitbull appearing at Walgreens, Jenny McCarthy moving to Chicago

    Shia LaBeouf films movie in Wicker Park, Pitbull appearing at Walgreens, Jenny McCarthy moving to Chicago
    I knew Shia LaBeouf had been spotted around Chicago multiple times over the last few days, but I couldn’t figure out why exactly the “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” star was here...
  • Elliott Sadler shakes off sickness for Chicagoland Nationwide win

    Elliott Sadler shakes off sickness for Chicagoland Nationwide win
    Elliott Sadler went from sick to stupendous, rallying late to capture Sunday's STP 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Sadler, who also won the $100,000 Nationwide Dash 4 Cash bonus for the victory, had battled a flu bug for the...
  • Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th

    Johnson wins 4th Brickyard, Bowyer rallies to finish 15th
     Jimmie Johnson stamped another exclamation point on his racing resume, winning his fourth career Brickyard 400 with a dominant drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.     With the victory, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff...