Kyle Busch put on a dominating performance in Saturday's O'Reilly 300 to win his 3rd consecutive Nationwide Series race at Texas.
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.
Stock car racing
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.
Albertsons 300 (2000)
Jani-King 300 (2001)
O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge
Carl Michael Edwards II (born August 15, 1979) is a NASCAR driver. He currently drives the No. 99 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing. He won the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series championship and nearly won the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title, but lost by a tiebreaker to Tony Stewart. Edwards is known for stopping his car at the finish line and doing a back flip off of it after winning a race.
The O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge is a NASCAR Nationwide Series stock car race that takes place at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. The race came about from the results of the Ferko lawsuit in 2004. With Darlington Raceway forced to forfeit its Southern 500 weekend as a result of the lawsuit, TMS gained a second weekend on the schedule for Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series racing.
The 2008 race was won by Kyle Busch, breaking Kevin Harvick's string of three consecutive wins in this race.
the nascar nationwide series
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. It is promoted as NASCAR's "minor league" circuit, and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organization's "big leagues"; the Sprint Cup Series circuit. Nationwide Series races are frequently held in the same venue as, and a day prior to, the Sprint Cup race scheduled for that weekend, encouraging fans to attend both events.
The series was previously called the NASCAR Busch Series and the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series. In December 2006, NASCAR officials confirmed that Anheuser-Busch, parent company for Busch Beer, would not renew its sponsorship of NASCAR's No. 2 series after the end of the 2007 season. On October 3, 2007, it was announced Nationwide Insurance would become the title sponsor beginning with the 2008 season. On September 18, 2013 it was announced that Nationwide Insurance would not return as the title sponsor but would be increasing its involvement in the sport with car sponsorships, track sponsorships and would remain as the official insurance provider of NASCAR.