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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 a speed of 200.245 mph and will roll off the grid 16th for the Pure Michigan 400.
Busch has struggled at Michigan in race trim on occasion. He is not a lock for Sunday’s race and should be evaluated on Saturday before committing to an extremely high salary cap. Aug 26 - 6:07 PM

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Kyle Busch was one of five drivers who’s team was issued a warning at Bristol. The No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team received its fourth warning at Bristol and as a result will lose its pit stall selection.

Busch was cited for failing the Laser Inspection Station twice at Bristol, according to NBC Sports. Selection is less important on a wide, long pit like Michigan International Speedway has, but this hurts their handicap slightly.
Aug 24 - 6:52 PM

Several laps before his accident, Kyle Busch felt something breaking on his Toyota. He tried to ride it out, but crashed on lap 357 and was collected by Justin Allgaier to end his day. Busch finished the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 39th.

Busch called out Allgaier and the spotter of the No. 46 HScott Motorsports team, but probably should have pitted before he knew he would crash. Starting third, he cost fantasy owners 36 place-differential points and while that hurt, his 256 laps led offset much of the difference.
Aug 21 - 9:31 PM

Persistent rain has postponed the Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway to Sunday at 1 pm ET. The race will be televised on CNBC.

Kyle Busch was leading when the rain fell. He paced the field for 26 laps. Lineups will remain locked in most fantasy games, but the different conditions are going to through the competitors a curveball.
Aug 20 - 11:27 PM

Denny Hamlin qualified on the outside pole for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway with a lap of 131.200 mph, which was 0.023 seconds slower than his teammate Carl Edwards. Fellow Joe Gibbs Racer Kyle Busch qualified third.

This organization has been almost unstoppable this season. Any roster that does not have at least one of Gibbs’ guys on it is unlikely to win.
Aug 19 - 7:08 PM

Kyle Busch had the fastest single lap in the first practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. He backed that up with another fast lap in final practice with a speed of 129.684 mph.

Busch has been one of Rotoworld Fantasy’s favorites all week and he is living up to expectations. He should qualify near the front of the pack and lead a lot of laps early. In a 500-mile race, laps led and fastest laps are going to move a lot of rosters.
Aug 19 - 1:59 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 Tunity Toyota, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the first practice for the XFINITY Series Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

His average of 124.005 mph was best of the 27 cars that ran at least 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 19 Daniel Suarez, No. 20 Erik Jones, No. 42 Kyle Larson and No. 51 Jeremy Clements are the rest of the top five on this list.
Aug 18 - 3:40 PM

Kyle Busch has the fourth-best average finish in 2016 with an 11.95. His average start of 9.68 means that he has not lost a lot of place-differential points.

Busch started the season with nine top-fives in the first 11 races, but his other two efforts were 25th and worse. He had a four-race slump from Dover International Speedway through Michigan International Speedway, but did not return with the same vigor. His last seven attempts have featured only two top-fives—one of which was a victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway—but no result worse than 12th.
Aug 14 - 6:16 PM

Two botched late-race restarts cost Kyle Busch a shot victory and a certain top-five finish. He overcooked turn one in back-to-back green flags and went wide into the turn one runoff area. Ultimately, he finished sixth in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen after starting fifth.

If not for late-race incidents involving Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Larson, Busch would have finished eighth, but he salvaged a decent run and became one of the top performers. Head-to-head, he should be compared with Kevin Harvick as the other most-expensive driver in nearly all salary cap games and he outperformed the No. 4 by a wide margin.
Aug 7 - 7:53 PM

Kyle Busch posted the quickest average speed in Friday’s final practice for the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen with a 124.854 mph average from laps 12 through 21.

Only eight drivers made 10-lap or greater runs. Track time is essential in running strong on rhythm tracks and Busch has a slight advantage over some of the other favorites.
Aug 6 - 4:05 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch (#18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota) led both Thursday practice sessions for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

His laps of 122.390 mph in the first practice and 123.006 mph in the final practice topped the 36 cars out on the track for these sessions. #42 Kyle Larson, #22 Brad Keselowski, #12 Joey Logano and #7 Justin Allgaier and #2 Paul Menard were other drivers running fast laps.
Aug 4 - 8:44 PM

Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch (#18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota) led the first practice session for the XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International.

The lap of 122.390 mph lap was the best of the 29 cars completing laps in this session. #12 Joey Logano, #42 Kyle Larson, #2 Paul Menard and #7 Justin Allgaier are the rest of the top five on the speed chart. David Starr in the #93 Chevrolet Camaro was the slowest.
Aug 4 - 4:13 PM

The Busch Brothers started the Pennsylvania 400 on the same row in 15th and 16th. The finished nose to tail as well, with Kyle posting a ninth and Kurt finishing 10th.

Kurt’s voyage was a little more interesting overall. He dropped to the back of the pack to start the race after making unapproved adjustments to his car. His official starting position is the one of record, however, and he earned five place-differential points as a result. The good news is this is his second top-10 in the past five races. Kyle has a current seven-race, top-12 streak.
Aug 1 - 7:21 PM

Kyle and Kurt Busch both failed to advance to the third and final round of qualification. Kyle posted a lap of 177.054 mph while Kurt was marginally better with a 177.183. Kyle starts the Pennsylvania 400 16th; Kurt will line up 15th.

Kyle won the pole last week, but was dinged in inspection this week and thrown out of his rhythm. Kurt is the defending winner from June and both of them should be highly regarded in race trim—and should earn positive place-differential points.
Jul 29 - 5:21 PM

Kyle Busch was the last driver to pass inspection for qualification at Pocono Raceway. He was not cleared to get onto the track because of a camber issue until half of the session was over and did not get onto the track until only six minutes remains.

Busch had the third-fastest time in Friday’s practice session. In the first round of time trials he posted a lap of 177.106 mph and easily advanced out of this session.
Jul 29 - 4:54 PM