Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:28:33 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch earned the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday, July 13, by setting a track-record lap of 138.130 mph during qualifying.
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:54:33 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing is working on extending their contract with Mars Inc., which sponsors driver Kyle Busch's No. 18 car. Joe Gibbs said there is no agreement to announce at this point but is confident a deal will get done.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:16:46 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs said driver Kyle Busch will remain in the No. 18 M&M's Toyota next season. There had been speculation that Busch would move to another car since the team is expected to add Roush Fenway driver Carl Edwards next season.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:48:45 -0700
Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch got mixed up at Pocono last weekend, and while Busch attempted to send an e-mail and text, Busch says he is not interested. "I think he was having a bad day, and just loses it. But as far as us talking, we haven't. He did write me an e-mail, but I don't really care anymore," Kahne said. "I don't care to talk to him or anything."
Fantasy Tip: Kahne and Busch will be a tandem to watch Sunday at Michigan if they get into close proximity. While the two are two smart to intentionally wreck each other, they could race each other hard again and accidents will happen.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:34:50 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth did not show well in practice Saturday, June 7, at Pocono Raceway. Hamlin was 22nd in practice, while Busch was 23rd and Kenseth 27th.
Fantasy Tip: Don't put too much stock into the practice speeds. Hamlin is on the pole for Sunday's race, and he has four career wins at the track with an Average Finish of 12.6 in 16 career starts. Busch has struggled at Pocono, and he is one to avoid for fantasy purposes. He has just four Top 5 finishes in 18 career starts with four DNFs. Kenseth also has never won at Long Pond, but he has a 14.9 Average Finish in 28 career starts, ninth-best among all active drivers.
Fri, 30 May 2014 16:19:25 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch will start on the front row for the Sprint Cup race Sunday, June 1, after finishing second during qualifying Friday, May 30.
Sat, 17 May 2014 20:27:09 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch has six All-Star segment wins in his career, but he has never won the final one. He wrecked in the race Saturday, May 17. No other driver has ever won more than two segments without winning the main event.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:07:14 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch has struggled in his career at Talladega Superspeedway, the site of this weekend's Aarons 499 Sunday, May 4. In 18 career starts, Rowdy has one win with four Top 5s and he has led 155 laps, but he also has five DNFs and an Average Finish of 21.9.
Fantasy Tip: In fantasy formats which restrict the use of a driver to a certain amount of races, owners will want to leave Busch on the shelf this weekend, regardless of price. Save Busch for the short tracks and road courses, where he has proven to be much better over the years.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:30:44 -0700
Goodyear brought a new tire combination to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway, with its new multi-zone tire on the right side. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch was among the outspoken of drivers after the race. "It's just too hard and too hard of a compound for here," Busch said. "We were all basically on ice here, it was just like having a hard tire out there. The effort that they tried to gain with the left side tire softening it up, you could just take the left sides off, it didn't feel like they did anything."
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:01:25 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch both crashed in Sprint Cup practice at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, March 14, and four drivers will have to go to backup cars for the race Sunday, March 16.
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 17:22:39 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the rain-shortened Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Speedway Saturday, March 1.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:50:31 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sept. 15, in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He held off teammate Kyle Busch, who was attempting to sweep the Trucks race, Nationwide race and Sprint Cup race.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:58:47 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch claimed victory at the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was his fourth victory of the season, and helped him clinch a Chase for the Sprint Cup berth.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:42:59 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 13, and it was the second time this year and seventh time in his career that he has won both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races in the same weekend. Busch led eight times for 171 of the 334 laps, and he's the first driver to win all three series at Texas (six Nationwide wins and two Truck Series victories).
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:39:52 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Friday, April 12, for his third straight Nationwide victory. He led 91 of the 200 laps Friday, becoming the first six-time winner at the track.
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:52:33 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch scooted to the front Sunday, March 24, for a win at the Auto Club 400 after teammate Denny Hamlin and Penske Championship driver Joey Logano were involved in a last-lap wreck while battling for the lead.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 09:27:16 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday, March 16. It was Busch's second Nationwide victory of the season.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:53:05 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch started on the pole Sunday, March 17, at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but he did not win. Busch had to settle for the runner-up spot. He won the pole in track record time Friday, March 15, posted the fastest laps in practice Saturday, March 16, and then won the Nationwide Series event Saturday night.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:15:42 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the pole position for the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, March 15. He had a speed of 129.535 mph in practice, breaking the record that Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman set 10 years ago.
Fantasy Tip: Consider Busch a top-flight fantasy driver this weekend.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:24:17 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday, March 2. He led 124 laps and ended a 24-race winless streak in the series.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:10:42 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch had the fastest cars in Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix International Raceway Friday, March 1. Kenseth had a speed of 137.023 mph and Busch had a time of 136.976 mph.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:20:24 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the second duel for the Daytona 500 Thursday, Feb. 21.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:22:21 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch signed an undisclosed multi-year deal extension Thursday, Jan. 24, that will keep him with the organization well past the 2013 season. Busch will also drive the No. 54 Nationwide Series Monster Energy car instead of for Kyle Busch Motorsports. He will drive in 25 Nationwide races and roughly 10 Truck races, all at the companion Sprint Cup events.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:59:30 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch signed a multi-year deal with the team back in December, according to multiple sources.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:57:57 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing is confident that they will work out a contract extension with driver Kyle Busch. "I feel good that we'll get it all together," J.D. Gibbs said. "I'm not going to say anything official, but we feel good about it." Busch is entering the final year of his current deal, and there was some speculation that he would move to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:42:56 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs said the team plans to reach an extension with driver Kyle Busch well before his contract expires after next season. "It's always neat to have it done sooner than later," Gibbs said. "All of our drivers, different times, when it works, what fits? We're in that process now." However, the team is in no rush to get a deal done before the end of this season. The team could also recruit drivers Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers to drive full time in the Nationwide Series next year.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:03:59 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch added a Nationwide Series race to his scheduled this year after missing out on the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Busch was a late addition to the Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday, Sept. 15, replacing driver Kurt Busch in the No. 54 Kyle Busch Motorsports car.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:13:30 -0700
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 8, to earn the final spot in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup title. Gordon took the final spot away from Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch. Busch finished 16th in the race to miss out on the final spot by only three points, missing the Chase for only the second time in his career.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.
Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:32:48 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Dave Rogers, the crew chief for driver Kyle Busch, was fined $25,000 and put on probation for rules infractions that were found in Sprint Cup practice last weekend at Michigan International Speedway. Busch finished 13th in the Pure Michigan 400. Car chief Wesley Sherrill has also been placed on probation.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:26:16 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 28. It was his fourth straight spring victory at the track, and it snapped a 22-race winless streak.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:03:18 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday, March 25, in a rain-shortened event. The race was shortened by 71 laps, and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch finished second and Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third.
Sat, 18 Feb 2012 19:59:49 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch ended up winning the 2012 Budweiser Shootout Saturday, Feb. 18, despite wrecking the front end of his Toyota earlier in the night. On the final lap, Busch pulled a slingshot pass of Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart to win in a thrilling race. In fact, Busch was sideways on a number of occasions, and ended up wrecking Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon unintentionally late in a heated battle for position. It was the first time a Toyota has been driven to Victory Lane in the Shootout.
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 08:43:12 -0800
Kyle Busch will team with his brother, Kurt Busch, as co-drivers for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Nationwide Series this season. Kurt will share the No. 54 Toyota with Monster Energy as their sponsor.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:39:57 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing owner Joe Gibbs said he never considered firing driver Kyle Busch after he intentionally wrecked Roush Fenway Racing driver Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Trucks race a few weeks ago.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:49:14 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch will run in the last two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, but he'll do it without his primary sponsor, M&M's on his Toyota. He will instead be sponsored by Interstate Batteries in the last two Cup events.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:44:51 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch was fined $50,000 and placed on probation for the rest of the year Monday, Nov. 7, for his actions in intentionally causing a wreck in the Trucks race Friday, Nov. 4.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:01:19 -0800
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch was parked for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races over the weekend after he deliberately wrecked driver Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Truck Series Friday, Nov. 4. "I understand why I was taken out of the car for the rest of the weekend. NASCAR officials had to act, and I accept their punishment and take full responsibility for my actions," Busch wrote. "As a racecar driver, the hardest thing to do is to sit on the sidelines listening to cars on the track when you know you should be out there competing. For this, I have no one to blame but myself." Driver Michael McDowell replaced Busch in the Cup race Sunday, Nov. 6, and finished 33rd, dropping Busch to 11th in the Chase standings. At 100 points back of the leader, Busch has officially been eliminated.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:05:45 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won his eighth Nationwide Series race of the year at Richmond International Raceway Friday, Sept. 9. Busch now has 51 career Nationwide victories, which is the most in history.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 08:52:18 -0700
Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick has already clinched a wild card berth in the 12-driver Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this year. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson and Roush Fenway Racing drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards also clinched berths this weekend.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:56:43 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, Aug. 26, to become the all-time winningest driver in the Nationwide Series. He now has 50 Nationwide victories.
Sun, 17 Jul 2011 10:03:39 -0700
Kyle Busch and his No. 18 Toyota won the Nationwide Series race Saturday, July 16, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was his 49th career Nationwide Series victory, tying him with Mark Martin for first place in career wins on that circuit.
Busch also became the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races during a career. Busch wouldn't call the win the biggest of his career, but noted it was definitely a "special day" and was a victory that would stick out o him for a long time.
Busch has set his goal of reaching 200 wins, which has only been done by Richard Petty, who won all of his races on the Cup level. Busch's 100 wins are spread over the top three national series in NASCAR.
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 08:55:38 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and owner Joe Gibbs were penalized six championship owner and six championship driver points respectively for failing a post-race inspection after the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway last weekend. Officials found that the No. 18 car's front left was too low. Crew chief Dave Rogers was also fined $25,000. Busch is fifth in the standings and now trails Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards for the lead by 31 points.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:57:44 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and the No. 18 car failed a post-race inspection after the Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway Sunday, June 12. The front left of his car was too low, and the car was 1/16th of an inch outside of the rules. Busch is facing a potential fine, points reduction or both.
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 09:24:35 -0700
Richard Childress Racing owner Richard Childress has been fined $150,000 for assaulting Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch last weekend. Childress has also been placed on probation for the rest of the year. Childress reportedly approached Busch after the race Saturday, June 4, placed him in a headlock and punched him several times.
Tue, 24 May 2011 15:22:21 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch was charged with careless and reckless driving in North Carolina Tuesday, May 24, for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone. There is a chance that Busch could lose his driver's license.
Tue, 10 May 2011 08:52:24 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick have been placed on four weeks' probation and fined $25,000 each for a pit-road confrontation during the Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway Saturday, May 7.
Sat, 07 May 2011 21:02:12 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick were involved in a post-race altercation at the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway Saturday, May 7. Busch and Harvick got tangled up on the track during the race. After the race, Harvick stopped his car, got out and attempted to take a swipe at Busch. The No. 18 pulled away, sending Harvick's driverless car into the Pit Road wall.
Mon, 02 May 2011 08:39:39 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch won the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30. It was his third straight Cup win at Richmond in the spring race.
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:39:08 -0700
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch finished 35th in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to NASCAR.com.