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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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  • Bristol winner Busch sees NASCAR's future in fast-closing Larson

    Bristol winner Busch sees NASCAR's future in fast-closing Larson
    Kyle Busch caught a glimpse of the future and it was in his rear view mirror coming to the final turn of Saturday's Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. "I'm 27 and I'm getting old," said Busch, after holding off 20-year-old NASCAR...
  • Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole

    Mark Martin edges Kasey Kahne for Phoenix pole
    Mark Martin may not be the oldest driver to win a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - yet - but with his top qualifying effort Friday at Phoenix International Raceway, the seemingly ageless driver remained the second oldest driver to win a pole....
  • Busch dominates at Phoenix for 52nd Nationwide win

    Busch dominates at Phoenix for 52nd Nationwide win
    Nothing was going to keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Not a pit road speeding penalty. Not a spate of cautions that kept bunching the field. Not Brad Keselowski, who in the past has found magic out...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign

    The Backstretch Blog: Desert Reign
    Good news Jimmie Johnson fans, five-time won the Daytona 500. Bad news everyone else, now we head to one of JJ's best tracks, the Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson is a four time winner at PIR and always seems to find his way to the front at this...
  • Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited

    Harvick blocks Biffle to win The Sprint Unlimited
    Leading every lap but one in the final segment of The Sprint Unlimited, Kevin Harvick held off Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart to win Saturday night's season-opening exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway for the third time. On the last lap, in...
  • Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona

    Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch win Budweiser Duel at Daytona
    Kyle Busch can send a thank-you note to Jeff Gordon And Kevin Harvick is two for two. In Thursday's second Budweiser Duel 150-mile qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, Busch inherited the lead when Gordon, who had led all but one lap...
  • The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR is not a popularity contest, it's a RACE

    The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR is not a popularity contest, it's a RACE
    So I promised myself I wouldn't write about Danica Partick anymore this season unless she actually did something. I feel like if you want to race with the boys, you should be treated like them and none of the others hanging around 27th place in the points...
  • Last lap wreck at Daytona injures fans, mars Tony Stewart's Nationwide victory

    Last lap wreck at Daytona injures fans, mars Tony Stewart's Nationwide victory
    Tony Stewart won Saturday's DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway, but the elation of his victory disappeared in the wake of a heart-stopping wreck that saw Kyle Larson's car demolished after flying into the crossover gate that provides...
  • Johnny Sauter grabs second straight Truck Series victory at Texas

    Johnny Sauter grabs second straight Truck Series victory at Texas
    For a Yankee from Wisconsin, Johnny Sauter is fast developing an affinity for the Lone Star State. Passing Parker Kligerman with 10 laps left, Sauter won Friday night's Winstar World Casino 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race to claim his second...
  • 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...
  • Tony Stewart claims rare pole at Atlanta, Bowyer starts 30th

    Tony Stewart claims rare pole at Atlanta, Bowyer starts 30th
    Defending Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart has claimed the pole for Sunday night's NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.     Stewart turned a fast lap of 186.121 mph Friday night to take his first pole of the season and second of his career at the 1.54-...