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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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  • Logano wins at Daytona with help from Kyle Busch

    Joey Logano used a last-lap push from teammate Kyle Busch to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Danica Patrick was in position to race for the win with late help from JR Motorsports teammate Aric Almirola. Her two-car...
  • Busch Holds Off Kligerman For Kentucky Truck Win

    Starting from the rear after missing the drivers' meeting and driver introductions didn't deter Kyle Busch, who held off charging Parker Kligerman to win Thursday night's UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Busch won his...
  • Kyle Busch to start on pole for Kentucky Cup race

    Kyle Busch will be on the pole for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway, grabbing the top spot after rain washed out qualifying and the starting order was based on practice times. Juan Pablo Montoya will start second in Saturday...
  • The Backstretch Blog: NASCAR went to Kentucky and all fans got was a lousy weekend

    At first I though it was me. I was having a bad day. I was sick to my stomach. Kyle Busch was stinking on up the show at Kentucky Motor Speedway and TNT's enhanced audio was not really working out, I'm sure they way they envisioned it. As I logged on to...
  • Kyle Busch Reaches Century Mark- and Martin's

    It was a day of major milestones for Kyle Busch, who tied Mark Martin for the career victory lead in NASCAR's Nationwide Series with Saturday's win in the New England 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.The victory was Busch's sixth of the season in 15...
  • 2011 Daytona 500 results

    2011 Daytona 500 results Finish | Start | Car # | Driver | Car Make | Sponsor | Points/Bonus | Laps | Status | Winning 1 | 32 | 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center | 0 | 208 | Running | 1,463,810 2 | 22 | 99 | Carl...
  • 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne | Ford | Motorcraft/...
  • 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Drivers

    Car | Driversort icon | Sponsor | Make 139 | Alan Tardiff | Renton Coil Spring | Ford 27 | Alex Kennedy | National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund/Sacred Power | Ford 27 | Andrew Ranger | Quebec Dodge Dealer Association | Dodge 92 | Andy...
  • 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivers

    Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 51 | Aric Almirola | Toyota | Vision Airlines | Vision Aviation Racing | Doug George 50 | T.J. Bell | Chevrolet | Liberty Tire Recycling/Pinnacle Rubber Mulch | MAKE Motorsports | Tom Buzze 57 | Norm...
  • 2011 Drivers in the three NASCAR racing series -- Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Trucks

    SPRINT CUP SERIES Car | Driver | Make | Sponsor | Team | Crew Chief 43 | A.J. Allmendinger | Ford | Best Buy | Richard Petty Motorsports | Mike Shiplett 9 | Marcos Ambrose | Ford | Stanley | Richard Petty Motorsports | Todd Parrott 21 | Trevor Bayne |...
  • List of 2011 NASCAR drivers and each of their series teams

    This is an alphabetical list of every driver running in each of the three NASCAR series -- the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and/or Camping World Truck series. Drivers running in two or all three series have all their teams listed below them. See who's running...
  • Martin takes Sam's Town 300; Danica places fourth

    Martin takes Sam's Town 300; Danica places fourth
    -LAS VEGAS -- Hold on, Kyle Busch -- Mark Martin isn't giving up without a fight. In a fuel-mileage race that saw Danica Patrick post the best-ever result for a female driver in one of NASCAR's top three national series, Martin took the checkered flag...