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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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  • Ravens turn focus to Mason after missing out on Floyd

    Ravens turn focus to Mason after missing out on Floyd
    After failing to sign Malcom Floyd in free agency, the Ravens presumably will turn their focus at wide receiver to  Derrick Mason. The team's all-time leader in catches told The Baltimore Sun that he will make a decision on which team he plays for...
  • Steve Smith reportedly wants to play like a Raven this season

    Steve Smith reportedly wants to play like a Raven this season
    The Ravens addressed the wide receiver position in April's draft with the selection of Torrey Smith and Tandon Doss, adding those two to a group that includes Anquan Boldin, Derrick Mason and second-year receiver David Reed. They also learned last year...
  • Ravens hit hard by new salary cap, cut four popular veterans

    Ravens hit hard by new salary cap, cut four popular veterans
    The city of Baltimore received a sobering reminder about the business side of professional football Monday when veterans Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, Willis McGahee and Kelly Gregg were informed by the Ravens that the team has decided to release them from...
  • Your turn: If the Ravens make a splash, who should it be?

    The Ravens unofficially freed up salary cap space when they announced that they were releasing a quartet of veteran contributors, fueling speculation that the team was gearing up to make a splash in free agency. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Ravens re-...
  • With Derrick Mason gone, the Ravens get a chance to upgrade

    With Derrick Mason gone, the Ravens get a chance to upgrade
    The not-yet-official release of veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason opened the possibility of the Ravens making a play for one of the bigger-named wideouts on the free-agent market. Mason is in the twilight of his career, but his ego has shown no signs of...
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    Ravens are right to bring back their smashmouth approach
    There is nothing flashy about a fist to the face -- well, unless when you're on the wrong side of the fist -- but that's the type of mentality the Ravens want to bring back on offense this season. That's why their two notable moves in free agency so far...
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    Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking fantasy quarterbacks
    I'm pleased to announce that I will be bringing back my weekly fantasy football column this fall. Why am I so pleased? Because it gives me an excuse to tinker with my fantasy football teams when I'm on the clock. I’m scaling back to four or five...
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    Fantasy Fodder season preview: Ranking fantasy wide receivers
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  • Torrey Smith, A.J. Green are blazing the right path

    Torrey Smith, A.J. Green are blazing the right path
    One was expected to be a difference-maker right away. The other was supposed to take a little more time. But last season, Cincinnati’s A.J. Green and Baltimore’s Torrey Smith both scared the bejesus out of NFL secondaries as the AFC North...
  • Carolina WR Smith pummels teammate

     
    Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith is a genuine danger to his teammates. Six years ago, he punched out fellow WR Anthony Bright during a film session and was suspended for a game. Today, he got into a knock-down,......
  • Carolina WR Smith on a bad roll

     
    Steve Smith needs to take a deep breath and start this training camp all over again. The Panthers' Pro Bowl wide receiver is having a miserable preseason, some of it of his own making. Already suspended by his own team......
  • NFL picks Week 3: Ravens, Eagles, Panthers

     
    This week's picks are going up a little later than usual, just under an hour before the 1 p.m. games. Last week, we were 2-1 with the Packers and Colts covering as favorites but stumbling along with the Jets as the......