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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 Friday’s second practice with a speed of 197.265 mph.
Busch’s speed was confirmed by the fact that the top six were all Joe Gibbs Racing affiliated racers. The group drafts well together and if they can hook up on Sunday, the field will have difficulty passing the leader of that pack. Feb 24 - 4:06 PM

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Kyle Busch finished second to Joey Logano and ahead of Alex Bowman by a bumper in the Advance Auto Parts Clash Sunday night.

Busch was upset with Bowman at the end of the race because he chose to race for second instead of falling in behind the No. 18 to track down the leader. That level of fierce competitiveness is what makes Busch so powerful on restrictor-plate, superspeedways.
Feb 19 - 1:07 PM

Kyle Busch scored top-five finishes in his first three plate races last year, but chose to ride in the back at Talladega SuperSpeedway in the fall and finished 30th—thus denying him a chance to sweep this track type.

Busch did manage to sweep the top five at Daytona International Speedway, however; he finished third in the 500 and second in the 400. His three-race streak on this course type was the first time since 2008 that he managed to post back-to-back top-10s on NASCAR’s plate track.
Feb 18 - 7:51 PM

In the past three years, Kyle Busch has recorded a perfect record of top-fives at Texas Motor Speedway, which contributes to an average finish of 3.4.

That is the second-best average finish of any driver/track combination in the past three years among fulltime entrants with more than two starts (to Kevin Harvick at Phoenix International Raceway). Busch has a victory in that span of races and another in 2013.
Feb 16 - 12:56 AM

Kyle Busch has a current five-race streak of top-15s at Richmond International Raceway, which gives him an average finish of 6.0.

That is the second-best three-year average finish of fulltime drivers who have made more than two starts at this track in that span. Busch has two runner-up finishes and a third in those events, but he is more than capable of winning. In his 23-race career on this course, he has four wins. All of these came in the spring and the latest was in 2012. That is going to make him a popular pick this April in the Toyota Owners 400.
Feb 14 - 1:58 PM

With the assistance of four consecutive top-fives in his last four starts, Kyle Busch has the best three-year average finish at Kansas Speedway among active, fulltime drivers.

Busch missed one of the 2015 races due to injury, which extends his streak back to fall 2014. That spring, he finished only 34th after failing to finish with crash damage. Once that DNF ages out of the formula, Busch is going to have a much better record still. His three-year average of 5.8 is the seventh best among all driver/track combinations during the past three years.
Feb 13 - 8:46 PM

Kyle Busch has a three-year average finish of 7.2 at Martinsville Speedway. He is the only active, fulltime driver with a better than 10th-place finish and more than two starts in that span.

By comparison, Bristol Motor Speedway has only two drivers with average less than 10th. Short tracks are considered wild cards for a reason and heavy traffic can be difficult to navigate. Busch missed the spring 2015 race due to injury, but he has finished in the top five in his last three attempts and won last spring’s STP 500.
Feb 10 - 8:42 PM

If NASCAR had awarded segment points in 2016 at the one-quarter and halfway marks, Kyle Busch would have earned the third-most of 331.

Busch would have earned bonuses for leading at the segmentation marks nine times and would swept events at Martinsville in the spring and Bristol in the fall. Busch’s flat-out style of racing will probably give him leads early in races, but could hurt him at the checkers.
Feb 8 - 12:18 PM

Kyle Busch and Erik Jones are two of the entrants who will run this year’s Winter Showdown at Kern County Raceway Park Saturday, February 11.

Busch regularly runs late model events and his drive to win is part of what makes him such a great value in Fantasy NASCAR. He will also get a chance to evaluate his corporate teammate Jones. Busch told, "One of the things that is going to be really cool is that this will be the first time that Erik Jones and I get to race against each other in the supers since he beat me in the Snowball Derby back in 2013."
Feb 6 - 1:51 PM

In the past three years, Kyle Busch has recorded an average finish of 9.83 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with an average start of 6.83.

In the past three years, 36 driver/track combinations have ended up with average of 10th or better on courses that host more than one race per season. Momentum can be tricky, but it pays dividends to be aware of these trends and watch those drivers closely during the weekend. New Hampshire’s first race of the season is not until July 17, but drivers who perform well there also typically run well at Phoenix International Raceway.
Feb 4 - 12:53 PM

Kyle Busch has an average finish of 1.33 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the past three years on the strength of back-to-back wins in 2015-2016 and a second in 2014.

In Fantasy NASCAR it pays to look as far down the road as possible. Busch’s best track that hosts more than one race per year is Texas Motor Speedway, where he has a 3.4 average in five attempts. He has one win there in that span of races with a sweep of the top five.
Jan 2 - 1:38 PM

Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch were the only two drivers who spent the entire 2016 season.

Busch had four weeks at the top of the order and his lowest position in the standings was ninth in June. Edwards spent only one week at the top and his lowest position was 10th in September.
Jan 2 - 11:45 AM

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that owner-driver Kyle Busch will compete in five NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2017.

Busch’s No. 51 Tundra will carry primary sponsorship from Textron Aviation, an aircraft industry leader that provides its customers with the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world. KBM will promote Textron Aviation’s Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft brands. Busch will make his 2017 Truck Series debut Saturday March 4 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway and will also race May 12 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, May 20 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, July 29 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway and Aug. 12 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. Announcements for the rest of the driver lineup that will share driving duties behind the wheel of the No. 51 Tundra with Busch are forthcoming.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Kyle Busch scored the third-best average finish last year, with an 11.47 that tied the same mark buy Brad Keselowski.

Notably, both drivers had almost identical average starts as well, so there is no clear advantage to either in terms of place-differential points. Busch was more expensive in most games, however, and with an all or nothing tendency he might have wound up costing points on more occasions when players guessed wrong.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 01:48:00 PM

Kyle Busch had a shot at winning the championship on a late-race restart. He lined up third on the next to last restart, but got shuffled back in the pack and ultimately finished sixth.

When Busch got shuffled back on that restart, he felt he needed to pit for tires. He was right because he restarted outside the top 10 and surged to sixth. Busch was attempting to record back-to-back championships after winning in 2015. With the exception of a race at Talladega SuperSpeedway when he chose to finish in the back of the pack, he swept the top 10 during the Chaser.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 07:30:00 PM