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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 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

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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

In 12 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch has been uneven with six top-10s and three results outside the top 20.

Busch’s last poor result came in 2012. He finished 23rd after starting second and that was his second consecutive bad finish on this track. He rebounded to finish fourth in 2013, nearly cracked the top 10 in 2014 with an 11th, missed 2015 due to injury, and was fourth again last year. If not for his incredibly high expense in salary cap games, he would be worth a roll of the dice.
Mar 10 - 12:00 PM

Monster Energy Cup Series regular Kyle Busch won the Rinnai 250, his 87th victory in 329 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota driver's second victory and 10th top-10 finish in 13 NXS races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Cup regular Brad Keselowski (finished second) posted his sixth top-10 finish in eight NXS races at AMS and his second top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Cup regular Kyle Larson (third) posted his fifth top-10 finish in five NXS races at AMS. Elliot Sadler (fifth) leads the NXS point standings by 3 points over William Byron. Byron, who finished seventh, was the highest finishing rookie of the year contender.
Mar 4 - 5:03 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole Award for today's Rinnai 250 with a lap of 183.862 mph.

This is the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota driver's 58th pole in 329 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races. It is his sixth pole in 13 NXS races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). William Byron (qualified second) posted his first top-10 start of 2017. Cup regular Brad Keselowski (third) posted his fourth top-10 start at AMS. It is his second top-10 start in two NXS races this season. Byron was also the fastest qualifying rookie.
Mar 4 - 11:42 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota, tops the speed chart in the Final Practice session for the XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

He ran a fast lap of 179.528 mph. No. 41 Kevin Harvick, No. 98 Aric Almirola, No. 20 Denny Hamlin and No. 21 Daniel Hemric round out the top-five of the 40 cars out on the track. The No. 97 Chevy, driven by Stephen Leicht, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Mar 3 - 5:02 PM

Monster Energy Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry, had the best 10-lap consecutive average speed in the second practice for the XFINITY Series Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

His average of 175.217 mph was best of the five cars that ran 10 consecutive laps on the track for this session. No. 98 Aric Almirola (173.931 mph), No. 42 Kyle Larson (170.096), No. 48 Brennan Poole (169.220) and No. 7 Justin Allgaier (168.925) are the rest of the drivers on this list.
Mar 3 - 4:01 PM

Kyle Busch has earned 10 top-10s in his last 12 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks, dating back to the fall 2015 Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

He also has one 12th-place finish, which means that he has truly struggled only once. In fact, eight of these efforts were top-fives including a pair of victories. That makes Busch one of the most consistent drivers in the field. Last year, he finished third after starting the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 39th.
Feb 28 - 8:28 PM

Kyle Busch led the field to the end of lap 60 and became the first stage winner in NASCAR history.

Busch also earned 10 championship points and one bonus. These are going to be extremely important this year. Busch would later lose a right rear tire in the race and spin. He went behind the wall and retired unofficially in 36th
Feb 26 - 3:46 PM

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