Kyle Busch - Wikipedia.com
Kyle Thomas Busch (born May 2, 1985 in Las Vegas, Nevada) nicknamed "Rowdy Busch," "Wild Thing," and "Shrub" is an American race car driver. He drives the #18 M&M's Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Sprint Cup Series, the #18 Interstate Batteries / Z-Line Designs / NOS Energy Drink Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Nationwide Series, and the #51 Miccosukee Resorts Toyota Tundra for Billy Ballew Motorsports in the Camping World Truck Series. He currently has the record for most wins in a season between the three series with 21 wins, the most recent win at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on November 1, 2008. He also is the only NASCAR driver to win races in two of its national touring series on the same day by winning the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series races held on February 21, 2009. With these victories, he also became the only NASCAR competitor to simultaneously hold the points lead in two of the organization's touring series.
Busch started his NASCAR career at age 16, year 2001 in the Craftsman Truck Series, but was removed from racing due to a new rule set by NASCAR disallowing anyone persons under the age of 18 to compete in NASCAR's top divisions.
Almost three years after the incident Busch won his first career NASCAR race in dominating fashion on May 14, 2004, leading 236 out of 250 laps in the Busch Series (now known as Nationwide) race at Richmond International Raceway, driving for Rick Hendrick. At the end of the season Busch won the 2004 Busch Series Rookie of the Year with 5 wins, making him the record holder of most races won by a driver in their rookie season.
A year later, Busch won his first career Craftsman Truck Series race on May 20, 2005, at Lowe's Motor Speedway , driving for Billy Ballew Motorsports. Later in the year, he won his first career NASCAR Nextel Cup race (now known as Sprint Cup) on September 4, 2005 at Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) , driving for Rick Hendrick. At the end of the season Busch won the 2005 Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year with 2 wins. The earlier win at Fontana made Kyle Busch eligible to become a part of the 18 NASCAR Triple Threats, a group of drivers who have won a race in NASCAR's top three divisions.