The qualifying positions for the Shelby 427 are first K. Busch #18, second K. Busch #2, third J. Johnson #48. More?
Auto racing (also known as car racing, motor racing or automobile racing) is a sport involving the racing of automobiles for competition. There are numerous different categories of auto racing.
Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately 0.25 to 2.66 miles (0.4 to 4.3 kilometers). NASCAR is the world's largest governing body for stock car racing, and its Sprint Cup Series is the de facto premier series of stock car racing. Top level races are 200 to 600 miles (322 to 966 km) in length.
Average speeds in the top classes are usually 70–80% of comparable levels of open wheel racing at the same tracks. Some stock cars may reach speeds in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h) at tracks such as Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. These tracks have come to be known as "restrictor plate tracks", a name that is derived from the "restrictor plate" device that was designed to limit top speeds to approximately 192 mph (309 km/h) on such tracks.
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is a group of NASCAR racing teams owned and operated by former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who first started racing on the NASCAR circuit in 1991, and J. D. Gibbs, his son. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, near Charlotte, the team has amassed three Sprint Cup championships since the year 2000 and participated in other lower-tier NASCAR series for driver development, winning one championship in the East Division of the NASCAR Camping World. For the team's first sixteen seasons, JGR ran cars from General Motors. During that period the team won their three championships, two in Pontiac Grand Prixes and one in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Despite this, JGR felt as if they weren't as important as some of the other GM teams such as Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing. Therefore, during the 2007 season Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they would be ending their arrangement with GM at the end of the year and begin running Toyotas the following season. Since then, JGR has become the strongest and has won the most out of any Toyota team.
The team currently fields the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry for Denny Hamlin, the No. 18 M&M's Toyota Camry for Kyle Busch, and the No. 20 Husky / Dollar General Toyota Camry for Matt Kenseth in the Sprint Cup Series. They also field the #11 OneMain Financial Toyota Camry for Elliott Sadler, the #18 Reser's Fine Foods/GameStop Toyota Camry for Kenseth, Michael McDowell, Joey Coulter, and development driver Drew Herring, the #20 Dollar General Toyota Camry for Brian Vickers, as well as the #54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry for Busch, Coulter, Herring, and Owen Kelly.
2009 Nationwide Series Champion
2008 Southern 500 Winner
2012 Budweiser Shootout Winner
2009 Snowball Derby Winner
2011 TD Bank 250 Winner
Kyle Thomas Busch (born May 2, 1985) is an American stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently drives the No. 18 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the No. 54 Toyota Camry in the Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He also owns Kyle Busch Motorsports, which runs the No. 77 for Parker Kligerman in the Nationwide Series and the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Joey Coulter, the No. 54 Toyota Tundra, driven by Darrell Wallace, Jr. and the No. 51 Toyota Tundra, driven by himself and other drivers in the Camping World Truck Series. Sports