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Kyle Busch

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing-18
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160

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Kyle Busch found himself watching the championship from his front windshield, as Martin Truex Jr. beat him to the line in the Coke 400 at Homestead by four car lengths. Busch led 43 laps of the race and was made several runs on Truex in the late stages of the race before finishing second in the Ford 400.
While Busch had the fastest car of the playoff contenders for a large portion of the race, he found it hard stay out front for long. Look for Busch, along with the other three playoff drivers that did not walk away with the championship, to enter Daytona with a chip on their shoulders and a lot to prove in 2018. Nov 19 - 6:40 PM

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Kyle Busch posted the quickest 10-lap average in final practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 164.681 mph in his first circuits on the track.

Like Martin Truex Jr., he was equally fast in the morning session, so it appears he will be Truex’s main competitor for the championship. His worth to fantasy owners is minimized by the risks they will have to take among bargain drivers, however.
Nov 18 - 3:24 PM

Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap of practice for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 172.695 mph.

Busch is one of the four Championship contenders and notably three of the four drivers vying for the Cup topped the charts. These drivers are the most expensive in fantasy games and should be the top challengers for the victory. Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick were second and third fstest.
Nov 17 - 5:19 PM

Kyle Busch finished seventh in the Can Am 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and will head to Homestead-Miami Speedway with his fifth top-10 in five playoff races.

Three of those were wins and that is why he is part of the Championship Four. The top four drivers – Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Brad Keselowski are evenly matched on the coming track and that is going to put a lot of pressure on all of them.
Nov 12 - 7:08 PM

Kyle Busch started fifth, but slipped to 19th at the end of the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Busch was involved in contact on the opening lap of the race and aerodynamic damage put him behind the eight ball all afternoon. For a time, it appeared strategy could play in his favor, but he ultimately finished one lap off the pace.
Nov 5 - 6:28 PM

Kyle Busch led the final lap of a chaotic First Data 500 at Martinsville Speedway to punch his ticket to the championship finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Busch was one of our favorites entering the race and he led 182 of 500 laps. He faded in the middle stages, but surged at the end. In the final laps, he nudged teammate Denny Hamlin out of the lead as the gloves came off to make the finale.
Oct 29 - 7:09 PM

Kyle Busch finished just well enough to advance to the next round of the playoffs after finishing 10th in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Busch’s advancement was helped by a blown engine for Kyle Larson early in the race. He crashed in back-to-back races and needed a little luck on his side. Now he has the full benefit of his 42 bonus points.
Oct 22 - 9:28 PM

Kyle Busch was in one of a dozen or so cars that sustained heavy damage in a late-race crash at Talladega SuperSpeedway; he will finish outside the top 20 for the second consecutive race.

Busch could ill afford to get involved in a crash this week. His potential saving grace is that several other playoff contenders including Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Kurt Busch also sustained crash damage in this race. Busch will be highly motivated to win at Kansas Speedway next week.
Oct 15 - 5:53 PM

2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch has filed an official entry for the 50th Annual Snowball Derby.

He will pilot the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota for 300 laps around the historic half-mile oval on Sunday, December 3, 2017. "The Snowball Derby is the biggest race in the Late Model industry and with this year being the 50th annual event I feel like it’s going to be extra special," Busch said. Busch has fielded entries as a car owner in recent years for drivers such as 2013 race winner Erik Jones and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell. This year, with the NASCAR banquet in Las Vegas being changed to an earlier date, the schedule will allow the 2009 Snowball Derby champion to take another serious run at Super Late Model racing’s biggest prize.
Source: Speed51.com
Oct 10 - 8:34 PM

Midway through the second stage of the Bank of America 500, Kyle Busch got loose and slapped the wall hard.

He lost a lap while making repairs, but managed to get back on track and salvage some valuable points that will be needed to advance to the third round of the playoffs.
Oct 8 - 2:59 PM

Kyle Busch chased down Chase Elliott with two laps remaining and scored his second win of during the playoffs in the Apache Warrior 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Busch was about four seconds behind Elliott with 30 laps remaining. He worked his way through traffic better than Elliott and passed the sophomore driver on the outside.
Oct 1 - 5:42 PM

Kyle Busch won the ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway one week after getting penalized at Chicagoland Speedway for a pit road infraction.

Busch gets an automatic advance to the second round of the playoffs. The restores this momentum and makes him a great value next week at Dover International Speedway.
Sep 24 - 5:27 PM

With a lap of 135.049 mph, Kyle Busch won the pole for Sunday’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Busch was penalized for a pit infraction last week and that contributed to a modest finish at Chicagoland Speedway. He is still in a great points’ position and should easily advance to round two, but he wants to show dominant speed.
Sep 22 - 6:12 PM

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota Camry) tops the speed chart in the final practice session for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He ran a fast lap of 180.252 mph. Busch will start on the pole for Sunday's event. No. 3 Austin Dillon, No. 2 Brad Keselowski, No. 24 Chase Elliott and No. 14 Clint Bowyer round out the top-five of the 36 cars out on the track. The No. 33 Chevy, driven by Jeffrey Earnhardt, was the slowest in the final practice session.
Sep 16 - 3:21 PM

Kyle Busch (No. 18 Skittles Sweet Heat Toyota) won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Tales of the Turtles 400 with a lap of 187.963 mph.

This is his 26th pole in 453 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. It is his seventh pole and 23rd top-10 start in 2017 and his first pole in 13 races at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny Hamlin (second) posted his 16th top-10 start of 2017 and his sixth in 12 races at Chicagoland. Martin Truex Jr. (third) posted his fifth top-10 start at Chicagoland and his 22nd in 27 races this season. Daniel Suarez (13th) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Sep 16 - 12:02 AM