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Kyle Busch

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-18
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in final practice for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 128.563 mph.
Busch was also fastest in the morning session with a lap 128.865. He was quick over long runs and visually worked traffic well. Busch should be one of fantasy owners favorites. Apr 22 - 12:02 PM

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Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway with a speed of 128.865.

Busch was fast on Friday as well, with the second-fastest single lap and the second-best 10-lap average. He lines up seventh and should be considered one of the favorites to remain in the top 10 all afternoon.
Apr 22 - 9:33 AM

Kyle Busch has the seventh-best, six-race average finish after his 15th-place effort in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

That snapped a three-race, top-10 streak, but it was still better than his first three efforts this year. While Busch has not lived up to his personal standards, he has finished on the lead lap in every event since the Daytona 500.
Apr 16 - 12:10 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch qualified second for tonight's PASS Super Late Models Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway.

His 14.781 second lap in the No. 51b Toyota Camry was 0.029 seconds off the pole-winning lap of No. 33 Preston Peltier. Matt Craig, Cole Butcher, Raphael Lessard, Christian Eckes, Dave Farrington Jr., Derek Griffith, Joey Pole and Chris Dilbeck round out the top 10 qualifiers in the 28-car field.
Apr 15 - 5:54 PM

Some 15 minutes after he scraped the wall, the decision was finally made that the No. 18 team will not roll out a backup car for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch will reportedly skip qualification, however. That will line him up at the back of the pack and make him a very good fantasy value. He loves the primary. It has speed, and Busch can still earn a top-five. If he does, he will pocket at least 35 place-differential points.
Apr 7 - 2:03 PM

Kyle Busch spun and lightly collected the wall with 42 minutes remaining in the first practice session for the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch almost saved the car. He scraped the right rear along the wall and did fairly light damage. With so much reliance on aerodynamics, the team is trying to determine if they want to roll out the backup. The originally said they would, but the driver and chief seem to be very happy with the primary.
Apr 7 - 1:50 PM

Kyle Busch had a dominant car for much of the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, but the last set of tires faded and Kyle Busch finished second.

Busch was disappointed, but this was his third straight top-10. Given how much of a challenge the beginning of the season was, his fans and fantasy owners should be happy with this result.
Apr 2 - 6:16 PM

Kyle Busch posted the second-fastest top speed in two of Martinsville Speedway’s three practices leading up to the STP 500.

Busch’s top speed of 95.060 mph was posted on Friday while the team worked on qualification trim. He did not give up much with his long-run setup and posted a speed of 93.567 in Happy Hour. Busch was also quick in 10- and 20-lap averages.
Apr 1 - 6:39 PM

Kyle Busch finished eighth in the Auto Club 400 after starting the event ninth.

Busch challenged for the win in the closing laps, but pushed a little too hard while battling Kyle Larson. He slipped up out of the groove and was overhauled by a several drivers, but this race was important nevertheless because it allowed him to get back inside the top 10 at Auto Club. He had crash damage in this race last year to finish 25th and that snapped a four-race streak of top-fives.
Mar 26 - 9:17 PM

Kyle Busch has recorded three victories at Auto Club Speedway with the most recent of these coming in 2014.

In fact, that 2014 win was the second of consecutive victories on this track. He also has one win on the similarly-configured Michigan International Speedway. Unfortunately, his most recent win at Auto Club was his last real success on a two-mile track. In seven races since then—most of which came at Michigan—he has finished 2th or worse five times.
Mar 23 - 1:19 AM

Kyle Busch had a substantial lead with a handful of laps remaining in the Camping World 500. When Joey Logano cut a tire, everyone was forced to pit except for three drivers. Kyle Busch did not have enough time to overcome of a fifth-place restart and he finished third.

Notably, it was an incident by Logano that cost Busch the win, but this time it was not contact between the two. Busch finally earned a solid finish after three frustrating weeks when he finished outside the top 15. It is time to begin handicapping Busch by the numbers again.
Mar 19 - 7:11 PM

Kyle Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Camping World 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. His top speed of 134.094 mph was posted from his second to 11th laps on the track.

Busch qualified ninth and will be in traffic to start the race. It will like take most of the first segment to challenge for the lead because the drivers who qualified ahead of him were also strong in Saturday’s practice.
Mar 18 - 4:19 PM

Kyle Busch has scored seven top-10s in his last nine Phoenix International Raceway attempts.

Only four of these were top-fives, but three of those came in the last three efforts. He missed the spring 2015 race due to injury, finished fourth that fall, and then swept the top spots in 2016. Busch should be expected to contend for at least a top-10.
Mar 18 - 2:38 PM

Kyle Busch was battling Joey Logano for third on the final lap when the two made contact. Busch spun onto pit road and finished the Kobalt 400 22nd—the last car on the lead lap.

Busch hunted Logano at the end of the race and initiated a fight. Busch took the worst of the altercation and emerged from the scrum with blood on his forehead after battling with Logano’s crew. "I got dumped," he told pit reporters afterward. "[Logano] flat out drove into me and wrecked me." It was a little more complicated than that. Busch hit Logano while trying to clear a faltering Brad Keselowski. A few hundred yards later, Logano charged below him, got loose, and tagged the left rear of the No. 18.
Mar 12 - 7:19 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for today's Boyd Gaming 300 with a lap of 185.580 mph.

This is the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Rowdy Toyota Camry driver's series record-extending 59th pole in 330 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races. This is his second pole and second top-10 NXS start in 2017 and his second pole in 13 NXS races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS). Brad Keselowski (qualified second) posted his third top-10 NXS start of 2017 and his sixth in ten NXS races at LVMS. Daniel Suarez (third) posted his second top-10 NXS start at LVMS. Matt Tifft (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.
Mar 11 - 2:40 PM