Fast Facts: Kyle Busch

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Kyle Busch is one busy man, racing full-time in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series while competing part-time in both the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series. He drives the #18 Mars/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Cup Series, the #18 ZLine Designs/NOS Energy Drink Camry in the Nationwide Series, and the #18 Dollar General/Zline Designs Toyota Tundra in the Truck Series for his own Kyle Busch Motorsports.

  • Kyle Thomas Busch was born May 2, 1985; he is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated a year early with honors from Durango High School in 2002 and his older brother, Kurt Thomas Busch, is the 2004 NEXTEL Cup champion. 
  • Busch’s racing career started in 1998, after turning 13 years old, in the Legends Series at "The Bullring" (Las Vegas Motor Speedway). He won 65 races and two track titles from 1999-2001. Also, he raced Late Models at "The Bullring" and captured 10 wins during the 2001 season.
  • On August 3, 2001, Busch made his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series at 16 years old. Due to a NASCAR rule change making the minimum age to race 18, Busch went back to race in the American Speed Association (ASA) in 2002 and also raced in the ARCA Racing Series.
    In May 2003, upon turning 18, he made his NASCAR Busch Series debut for Hendrick Motorsports at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In 2004, he made his NEXTEL Cup Series debut with the same team owner. 
  • Entering his ninth season in NASCAR, Busch has won the 2009 Nationwide Series championship and made history by becoming the first driver to win two national series events on the same day (02/21/09). In August 2010, Busch became the first driver to win all three national series events in one weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway; he also won the 2010 Camping World Truck Series Owner's Championship.
  • Additionally, Busch won 24 NASCAR events – three Sprint Cup, 13 Nationwide, and eight Truck Series during the 2010 season.
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