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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 finished seventh in the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway to extend his current top-10 streak on road courses to three consecutive. Last year he swept the top two positions on twisty tracks.
This may seem like a modest achievement, but it is the first time since 2008 that Busch was able to finish well in three consecutive events. His performance before last year on this track type was erratic for a time and now fantasy owners will be able to trust him a little more at Watkins Glen. Jun 26 - 8:23 PM

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Kyle Busch hit a jackrabbit during final practice for the Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. He damaged his car, but it is not significant enough to be critical; unfortunately the same thing cannot be said for the jackrabbit.

Busch posted the second-fastest time through the first 30 minutes and a favorite to finish in the top 10.
Jun 24 - 7:07 PM

Kyle Busch has the ninth-best average finish of 14.53 in the first 15 races of 2016 despite failing to finish better than 30th in his last four attempts.

That means he had an average finish of 7.6 in the first 11 races—culminating in a victory at Kansas Speedway. If he had managed to maintain that pace, he would be the second-best driver behind Kevin Harvick. Notably, his brother Kurt has that position now.
Jun 16 - 4:28 PM

Something broke on Kyle Busch’s No. 18, causing his Toyota to burst into flames before lap 50. He finished 40th in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway, which is his fourth consecutive sub-30th-place finish this season.

In salary cap games, Busch has more points in recent weeks than he has gained, which is making him a very risky fantasy proposition. He has multiple wins, however, so the team is probably experimenting with setups and engines.
Jun 12 - 7:16 PM

Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch posted the fastest two laps in final practice for the Axalta We Paint Winners 400 at Pocono Raceway. Kyle’s speed was 176.901 mph; Kurt clocked in at 176.800.

Both drivers start close enough to the front of the pack to contend for top-five finishes, but they are deep enough that earning positive place-differential points is also a possibility. Kyle will start 12th; Kurt starts ninth and both are solid fantasy picks.
Jun 4 - 12:32 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch (#18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway.

The lap of 170.171 mph was the best of the 31 cars completing laps in this session. #20 Erik Jones, #2 Paul Menard, #7 Justin Allgaier and #3 Ty Dillon are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. Derrike Cope in the #70 Chevrolet Camaro was the slowest.
Jun 2 - 11:23 PM

The top three starters of the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway were all involved in a lap-353, 18-car accident. Pole sitter Kevin Harvick finished 15th and was running at the end, but outside pole winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place starter Kyle Busch finished 32nd and 30th respectively.

That destroyed several rosters in games that offered place-differential points. Harvick led 117 laps early to offset some of the damage, but neither Busch nor Earnhardt led a single lap.
May 20 - 10:40 AM

Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. His top speed was 157.839 mph.

Busch was third fastest on Friday when cars mostly worked on race trim. He has momentum on his side and with three victories and two runner-up finishes in his last six starts.
May 14 - 10:32 AM

NASCAR levied a P3 penalty against the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driven by Kyle Busch for infractions in the Sprint Cup Series GoBowling 400 event on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.

Adam Stevens, crew chief, was fined $20,000, suspended from all NASCAR Series Championship points events through May 18 and put on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. The No. 18 team's front tire changer, Josh Leslie, was suspended through May 18 and put on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. According to Richard Buck, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series managing director, an infraction with the No. 18's lug nuts was found in post-race inspection. NASCAR mandates that all wheels and lug nuts be secured in a safe manner and that all five lug nuts be
May 12 - 10:29 AM

Kyle Busch crashed twice in the 2013 Hollywood Casino 400, but he has been almost perfect in 21 similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races since then. He has finished on the lead lap in all but one of those events, earned two victories, and has 12 top-fives.

Better still, one of his victories and five consecutive top-fives came in the most recent races. He is also picking up place-differential points with starting positions ranging from 39th to 15th in his most recent three attempts.
May 7 - 11:20 AM

Kyle Busch finished second in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.

This was Busch’s fourth top-five in the past eight races on this track. Two of his remaining results were just outside the top 10, but his other pair of performances wound up outside the top 35.
May 1 - 5:00 PM

Kyle Busch lightly scraped the wall on the backstretch and lost his race momentum during the final lap of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. That allowed teammate Carl Edwards to get to his back bumper and the No. 19 nudged the 18 out of the lead on the final lap.

Busch was disappointed with the finish and undoubtedly unhappy with his teammate, but this was a great rebound for the No. 18. His second-place finish is the 11th time in the past 13 races that he finished in the top five.
Apr 24 - 4:53 PM

Kyle Busch won the last two races and had a 28-race winning streak to his credit entering the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but an apparently risky setup on most of the Joe Gibbs Racing contributed to accidents. Kyle Busch crashed three times and ultimately failed to finish on lap 258.

Busch finished 38th, which is the only the second time in his last 12 races that he failed to finish among the top five. His other poor result came four weeks ago at Auto Club Speedway and was also the result of crash damage. Busch remains fifth in the points’ standings.
Apr 21 - 1:31 PM

Kyle Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. His top speed of 125.569 mph was posted from laps three through 12.

Busch has been one of the dominant drivers in salary cap games for his tendency to lead laps and race with the leaders. Rolling off the grid fifth, he should be able to get to the front within 25 laps and will bank a lot of points.
Apr 16 - 11:26 AM

Kyle Busch was fastest in the second practice session for the Food City 500 at Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway.

His best lap of 126.370 mph was 0.014 seconds faster than rookie Chase Elliott's top lap 126.253 mph. Kurt Busch, Aric Almirola and Carl Edwards rounded out the rest of the top five on the speed chart for this session. Kyle Busch was also quickest of the group of 30 cars running at least 10 consecutive laps during this practice.
Apr 16 - 9:52 AM