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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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  • Tony Stewart leads halfway through NASCAR race in Phoenix

     
    The battle for NASCAR's Sprint Cup title went off as advertised Sunday. Tony Stewart, who started the day trailing Carl Edwards by only three points in the championship standings, was leading at the halfway point of the Kobalt Tools 500......
  • Race-day preview of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup in Phoenix

     
    Morning drizzle gave way to partly sunny skies at Phoenix International Raceway as the green flag neared Sunday for the next-to-last race in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. In the driver introductions for the Kobalt Tools 500, the......
  • NASCAR's Kyle Busch: 'No one to blame but myself'

     
    A contrite Kyle Busch, heavily penalized for a retaliatory move on the track a week ago, said Friday that Joe Gibbs did not consider firing him from Gibbs' NASCAR team but that his behavior was "uncalled for" and "disrespectful." In......
  • NASCAR's Matt Kenseth wins pole for Phoenix race

     
    Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Phoenix, while title contenders Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart qualified in the top 10. Edwards has a three-point lead over Stewart with two races left in......
  • NASCAR's Kurt Busch apologizes for outburst, loses crew chief

     
    It has been a ragged ending to the season for NASCAR's Busch brothers. Two weeks after Kyle Busch was severely reprimanded for intentionally wrecking a rival driver, his older brother Kurt Busch and his Penske Racing team apologized Tuesday for......
  • Kurt Busch fired from Penske for obscene tirade toward ESPN reporter

     
    Penske Racing plans to fire Kurt Busch for an obscene tirade towards NASCAR reporter Dr. Jerry Punch Nov. 25 at the Homestead Miami Speedway Speedway reports the Charlotte Observer. He was already fined $50,000 for the incident, which can be seen on...
  • 2012 Daytona 500 TV schedule on FOX

     
    Like Channel Guide Magazine on Facebook and get a FREE printable NASCAR TV Schedule. Click here! The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicks off the 2012 season with its biggest race, the Daytona 500 from Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12pm...
  • My five favorite NASCAR drivers with the press

     
    As NASCAR fans know, there will be no Kurt Busch today at Pocono after he had another incident with a reporter last week at Dover. The thing about NASCAR is that most of these guys are great with the press. It's one of the reasons the sport gained in...
  • Juan Pablo Montoya wins pole for NASCAR race in Fontana

     
    Juan Pablo Montoya, the former open-wheel racing star who's still looking for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win on an oval track, won the pole position Friday for the Auto Club 400 in Fontana on Sunday. Montoya, who drives......
  • Former F1 champ Kimi Raikkonen coming to NASCAR truck series

     
    The Iceman cometh, to NASCAR that is. Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One champion known as "the Iceman" for his laconic demeanor, signed to drive a limited number of races this year in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series. The Finn......
  • Motor racing on tap from Alabama to Malaysia

     
    While the Formula One series holds its second race of the season Sunday in Malaysia, the Izod IndyCar Series is racing in Alabama and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has a Saturday night race at Texas Motor Speedway. Formula One......
  • Charlotte track uses Busch-Harvick confrontation in promotion even though drivers were punished

     
    Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick were fined a lot of money and put on probation by NASCAR for their post-race, pit-road confrontation at Darlington last weekend. But that hasn't stopped another speedway from trying to capitalize on the drivers' spat.......