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Kyle Busch |

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-18
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Kyle Busch posted the third-quickest average time in Saturday morning’s practice with a speed of 154.123 mph. His top speed was set late in the session from his laps 28 through 37.
Busch had a strong return at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, but he barely missed the top 10. This week he qualified 10th and should be able to stay in that range most of the day. It is still too soon to determine his odds for finishing there, however. May 30 - 3:57 PM

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In his return to the cockpit of the No. 18 Toyota after 11 weeks of injury, Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in practice for the all-star race. His top speed was 188.884 mph.

Busch has a lot of pent-up need for speed. He has been an all or nothing driver in terms of all-star results and has an equal opportunity to win or finish worse than 15th.
May 15 - 3:20 PM

Kyle Busch will return to the seat of the No. 18 M&Ms Toyota in time for the all-star race, according to NBC’s Dustin Long. This will end an 11-race hiatus from the cockpit.

Fantasy players have been waiting for Busch to return in order to have another marquee selection at the top of the salary cap range. Since the all-star race is not included in most games, this is an opportunity to evaluate him before committing resources.
May 12 - 2:52 PM

Daytona International Speedway announced Saturday night that they will install tire packs along the wall where Kyle Busch crashed hard in the XFINITY race and will install SAFER barriers around both the inside as well as the outside of the track going forward. The announcement was made jointly by track President Joie Chitwood and NASCAR VP Steve O’Donnell.

It is unfortunate that a driver was injured in the accident on Saturday afternoon, but the track is committed to creating the safest possible environment for both this week’s race and future events.
Feb 21 - 8:26 PM

After a hard crash in the Alert Today Florida 300 XFINITY race, Kyle Busch will not compete in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. He sustained an injury to his right leg.

With brother Kurt being suspended indefinitely, this will mark the first time since 2001 that a Cup race has not had one of the Busch brothers in the event. Make certain that neither of them is on any of your rosters. Kyle was scheduled to start fourth on Sunday. No driver has been named as a replacement yet.
Source: NASCAR.com
Feb 21 - 7:44 PM

Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Busch leads the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

The lap of 191.681 mph in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry was best of the 44 cars out on the track for this session. No. 29 Justin Marks, No. 26 Mike Wallace, No. 6 Darrell Wallace Jr. and No. 3 Ty Dillon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Jeff Green in the No. 10 Toyota Camry was the slowest.
Feb 20 - 2:39 PM

Kyle Busch posted the fastest speed in the first practice for the Daytona Duels, which was also the third practice for the Daytona 500. His top speed was 200.776 mph.

Busch logged this speed by racing through the middle of the pack in a three-wide scenario. His car looked steady and should continue to be strong in multi-car packs.
Feb 18 - 2:51 PM

Kyle Busch has alternated top-fives with accidents in his last five Sprint Unlimited attempts. He failed to finish the 2011 and 2013 editions of this race.

Fantasy owners may still want to take a gamble on the inconsistent driver because he won the 2012 race and finished third last year. If he makes it to the checkered flag, he will be in contention.
Feb 13 - 10:07 AM

Kyle Busch managed to string five top-10s together at the beginning of the 2014 Chase, but that was only the third time all season he managed to score at least back-to-back strong runs.

Busch also had a three-race, top-10 streak going in the spring and back-to-back second-place finishes in the summer. In two of the three instances when he had a streak in place, however, it was stopped by a 40-something result. In order to become a consistent pick on fantasy rosters, he needs to develop more momentum.
Feb 11 - 12:06 PM

Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) had successful surgery on his left foot this morning.

Busch is expected to make a full recovery in time for the start of the 2015 NASCAR season in February. The scheduled off-season surgery was performed to relieve a recurring source of inflammation in his left foot. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson of OrthoCarolina.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today crew chief assignments for each of its four 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

JGR's 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief lineup: Jason Ratcliff, No 20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth; Dave Rogers, No. 11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin; Darian Grubb, No. 19 Toyota driven by Carl Edwards and Adam Stevens, No. 18 Toyota driven by Kyle Busch. Said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. "Like Jason and Dave previously, Adam (Stevens) has clearly proven that he is ready to move into the Cup Series and we feel that his familiarity with Kyle (Busch) provides the opportunity for us to make that move now. We think pairing Dave (Rogers) with Denny (Hamlin) and Darian (Grubb) with Carl (Edwards) will also make each team stronger heading into next season. Jason (Ratcliff) and Matt (Kenseth) came together quickly and we felt it was in the best interest of the 20 team to keep it as is.-Joe Gibbs Racing
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:44:00 PM

Kyle Busch has been uneven at Homestead with only one top-15 in his first seven attempts. He found the groove in 2012 and finished fourth, however, and added another seventh to his coffer last year.

Busch represents risk on every track, but when he stays out of trouble he can earn major points. If a player needs a differentiator who is essentially a roll of the dice, Busch may offer the greatest payout.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans with a lap of 26.873 seconds, 133.963 mph.

Busch set the track qualifying record in the first round with a lap of 134.414 mph (26.783 seconds). This is the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota driver's 43rd pole in 295 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. It is his seventh pole and 23rd top-10 NNS start in 2014. This is his seventh pole in 18 NNS races at Phoenix International Raceway.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch leads the first practice session for the Nationwide Series DAV 200 Honoring America’s Veterans at Phoenix International Raceway.

The lap of 132.861 mph in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota was best of the 34 cars out on the track for this session. No. 3 Ty Dillon, No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 7 Regan Smith and No. 5 Alex Bowman are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Joey Gase in the No. 52 Chevrolet Camaro was the slowest.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Kyle Busch seems to be back on his top-10 track. After scoring five straight at the beginning of the Chase, he crashed at Talladega, finished 11th at Martinsville, and was fourth last week at Texas.

Four of Busch’s last five races at Phoenix ended in top-10s including a third in fall 2012. He can give fantasy owners gray hair, but is a great differentiator when he stays out of trouble.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 08:27:00 AM