Kyle Busch 2014 driver profile
January 27, 2014, NASCAR.com
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For most drivers other than Kyle Busch, the 2013 season would be a singular achievement. Busch finished a career-best fourth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with four wins and three poles. The Las Vegas native, however, isn’t willing to settle for less than a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship – a pinnacle his older brother Kurt Busch reached in 2004.
Kyle Busch stands second only to NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty with 126 national series victories: 28 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series; 63 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and 35 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. And he extended his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series streak of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to nine. Two consecutive runner-up finishes at the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, behind new teammate, Matt Kenseth, kept his title hopes alive until an accident at Hollywood Casino 400 in Kansas Speedway resulted in a 34th-place finish. That became too great a handicap to overcome.
The previous year, 2012, was one of Busch’s few, relative setbacks as he missed the Chase and scored only one victory. Busch’s most productive season remains 2008 when he won eight times. Busch’s 12 wins during the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide season increased his all-time series victory mark to 63. He won five NASCAR Camping Word Truck races in the most recent season. Busch briefly competed -- at age 16 -- in trucks in 2001. Meeting an age 18-minimum-age requirement, he returned in 2003 to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Joe Nemechek. Busch moved to Hendrick Motorsports the following year before taking his current seat at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2008.
Team: Joe Gibbs Racing
Car: No. 18 M&M’s/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry
Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
Team Owner: Joe Gibbs
Crew Chief: Dave Rogers
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