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05-25-2011, 10:46 AM   #1

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Kyle Busch Ticketed for Doing 128 MPH (45mph zone) in a Lexus

TROUTMAN, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Kyle Busch offered a public apology Tuesday after he was ticketed for careless and reckless driving in North Carolina.

Deputies said they clocked Busch doing nearly three times the posted speed limit, according to the Statesville Record and Landmark. Busch allegedly was clocked at 128mph (206kph) in a 45mph (72kph) zone while driving a yellow Lexus LFA, a two-seat sport coupe produced as a concept car and production model.

"I was test driving a new sports car and I got carried away," Busch, who was stopped between the towns of Troutman and Mooresville, said in a statement. "I went beyond the speed I should have been going on a public road. I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors and race teams for my lack of judgment.

"I take responsibility for my actions, and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again."

A spokesman for Joe Gibbs Racing, the team for which Busch competes in the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series, told the team is gathering additional information and had no comment at this time.

May 6: Kyle Busch raises his arms in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

Iredell County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chris Stone, who cited Busch, told the Record and Landmark he asked the driver why he was going so fast.

"He said, 'This is just a toy,'" Stone told the paper. He said Busch told him the car was on loan from the manufacturer.

According to the newspaper, officers said it is standard procedure to cite and release a person rather than arresting them and requiring a bond to be posted.

"A bond is an assurance you will appear in court," Sgt. Darren Campbell said. "He had ID and lived in the area so there was no need for a bond."

There is a chance Busch could lose his driver's license.

Busch is currently on NASCAR probation for a post-race incident with Kevin Harvick earlier this month. The probation applies to all NASCAR events.

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I'd be sorely tempted myself, were I in his position. That said, hopefully the cops treated him in the same way they would have treated anyone else (doubt it, though).
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I'd be sorely tempted myself, were I in his position. That said, hopefully the cops treated him in the same way they would have treated anyone else (doubt it, though).
"Catch and release".
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He can run from Kevin Harvick, but he can't run from the law.

05-26-2011, 09:39 AM   #5

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If idiocy were a crime, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch should be in the slammer.

Busch was stopped along Perth Road in Iredell County on Tuesday afternoon after an Iredell County sheriff's deputy clocked him going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone. That's right - 83 mph over the speed limit.

This was on a rural two-lane road where, thank goodness, no school buses or pedestrians or stray dogs or anything else got in Busch's way. His wife was in the car with him.

This state's legal system tends to treat speeding as an innocent prank. It most assuredly is not. Speed-related accidents kill some 10 people a week in the state, far more than die in alcohol-related accidents. Until the courts take it seriously - as they should in Kyle Busch's case - the bloodbath will only continue.
Throw the book at Busch, for endangering the public | & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

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