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Busch ticketed for doing 128 in a 45 mph zone

May 24, 2011, , NASCAR.com

Kyle Busch's need for speed evidently extends beyond the race track.

The Sprint Cup Series star was ticketed for careless and reckless driving after deputies clocked him doing 128 mph in a 45 mph zone Tuesday near Troutman, N.C., according to the Statesville Record and Landmark.

Citing local police, the newspaper reported that the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team of the Iredell County Sheriff's Dept. stopped a yellow Lexus sports car traveling nearly three times the posted speed limit. Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, according to the newspaper.

Busch, who drives the No. 18 car for Joe Gibbs Racing, has won twice this season on NASCAR's premier series and 11 times across all three national tours.

According to laws in North Carolina, reckless driving is a misdemeanor that requires a mandatory court appearance. A conviction can bring the loss of up to four points on a driver's license, suspension of a license for up to 12 months, and fines of up to $1,000.