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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 Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap

    Kyle Busch wins at Fontana as Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano wreck on last lap
    Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano knocked each other off the race track on the final lap of Sunday's Auto Club 400 -- allowing Kyle Busch to steal the win -- but it was Tony Stewart who left Auto Club Speedway fighting mad.   Yes, it was Busch's 25th ...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Fight the Power

    The Backstretch Blog: Fight the Power
    If you are a hardcore race fan, then have probably heard by now that NASCAR fined driver Denny Hamlin $25,000 on Thursday for criticizing the new car. Hamlin was asked after Sunday's race at Phoenix how he liked the car, and he answered that he didn't...
  • Hornish holds off Busch for Nationwide victory

    Hornish holds off Busch for Nationwide victory
    Sam Hornish Jr. survived two restarts in the final 15 laps and held off Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.     Hornish led 114 laps in his second career Nationwide victory, but needed a strong finish...
  • Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas, Bowyer 27th

    Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas, Bowyer 27th
    Matt Kenseth won on his 41st birthday for his new Joe Gibbs Racing team, barely holding off Kasey Kahne for his third victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Kenseth earned his 25th career victory in just his third start in the JGR Toyota after...
  • Kyle Busch takes Bristol pole with track record lap; Bowyer will have to battle from 23rd

    Kyle Busch takes Bristol pole with track record lap; Bowyer will have to battle from 23rd
    Across the board, drivers marveled at the speed of NASCAR’s Generation-6 cars during qualifying for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. None more than Kyle Busch, the fastest of nine drivers to break the 15-second mark on their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mears gets pole after washout at Bristol, Bowyer starts 23rd

    Mears gets pole after washout at Bristol, Bowyer starts 23rd
    Rain has washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway, which means Casey Mears will start from the pole Saturday night in the Sprint Cup Series race. The lineup was set by speeds from Friday's first practice session. Brad Keselowski will start second,...
  • NASCAR fame eludes Trevor Bayne after historic Daytona 500 victory in 2011

    NASCAR fame eludes Trevor Bayne after historic Daytona 500 victory in 2011
    It wasn't long ago that the NASCAR Nation was celebrating the rise of a prince on the circuit, a young man who dared to dream of becoming a king after winning the Daytona 500 in 2011. Fittingly, he scored one of the biggest upsets in NASCAR history on the...
  • 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-...
  • Ty Dillon passes Kyle Busch for 1st Truck win

    Ty Dillon passes Kyle Busch for 1st Truck win
    Ty Dillon raced to his first NASCAR Truck victory, passing Kyle Busch with six laps to go and pulling away Friday night.     Busch appeared to be in command with the race winding down, running several truck lengths ahead of the field. But Dillon...
  • NASCAR visit to Richmond yields numerous storylines to watch

    The road to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase, major-league stock-car racing's 10-race playoff, ends as always at Richmond International Raceway. Even before the green flag drops on the Federated Auto Parts 400 on Saturday night, 10 of the 12 Chase spots...