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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 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

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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.
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

Kyle Busch finished ninth in the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway and that was his sixth consecutive top-10.

This finish did not rise to the level of his two wins at Pocono Raceway and Bristol Motor Speedway or his second at Darlington Raceway, but the final rundown got shuffled. Busch carries momentum into the playoffs and will continue to be a good value.
Sep 10 - 2:14 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, won the Coors Light Pole Award for the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Virginia529 College Savings 250 with a lap of 119.268 mph.

This is his 64th pole in 338 NXS races. It is his seventh pole and eighth top-10 NXS start in 2017 and his sixth pole in 22 NXS races at Richmond Raceway. Brennan Poole (second) posted his 14th top-10 start of 2017 and his fourth in six races at Richmond. Cup driver Brad Keselowski (third) posted his 12th top-10 NXS start at Richmond. It is his eighth in nine NXS races this season. Cole Custer (fourth) was the fastest qualifying Rookie of the Year contender.
Sep 8 - 7:38 PM

Kyle Busch finished second in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with the same strategy as his teammate Denny Hamlin—who won the race.

It wasn’t a win, but Busch did not seem overly disappointed with the result. He earned a much better result than he would have without the strategy and is poised to run even better next year. The Southern 500 is not about points, but rather winning this iconic race.
Sep 3 - 10:26 PM

Kyle Busch posted the fastest single lap in Happy Hour for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway with a speed of 173.320 mph.

That lap came after he spun earlier in the session. Drivers who do not push the limit have no idea where it is to be found.
Sep 1 - 5:07 PM

For only the second time in NASCAR history, a driver has swept Victory Lane in all three major divisions—and both of those records belong to Kyle Busch. He won the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on the heels of victories in Camping World Truck Series and the Xfinity Series.

Busch took the lead from Erik Jones in heavy traffic and pulled away to a more-than one-second lead for a while. He lost some ground in traffic but clean air at the end of the race allowed him to get a gap of 1.422 seconds. Busch’s previous sweep of all three series came in 2010.
Aug 19 - 10:39 PM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular Kyle Busch won the Food City 300, his 91st victory in 337 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races.

This is his fifth victory and eighth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. It is his ninth victory and 20th top-10 finish in 25 NXS races at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS). Another Cup Series regular, Daniel Suarez (second), posted his fifth top-10 finish in six NXS races at BMS. It is his sixth top-10 NXS finish in 2017. Elliott Sadler (third) posted his 11th top-10 finish in 22 races at BMS. Daniel Hemric (seventh) was the highest finishing Rookie of the Year contender. Elliott Sadler leads the point standings by 110 points over William Byron (finished 22nd in the Food City 300).
Aug 18 - 11:19 PM

Kyle Busch posted a lap of 126.712 mph and failed to advance to the final round of time trials at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.

This snaps a six-race streak at Bristol during which he qualified on one of the first four rows. Worse still, he has been involved in an accident in all but one of those races and cannot afford to start in the eye of the storm.
Aug 18 - 6:28 PM