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NASCAR Stud Kyle Busch

Popped at 128 MPH

5/24/2011 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch likes to go fast ... so say the cops who nailed the 26-year-old for going 128 miles per hour in a 45 MPH zone in North Carolina earlier today.

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Busch -- who goes by the nickname "Wild Thing" -- was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding.  Busch was caught tearing through a street near Troutman, N.C. in a yellow Lexus LFA sports car. 

According to cops, Busch was targeted by a special unit called the "Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team" of the Iredell County Sheriff's Dept.

If convicted, Busch can lose his license for up to a year and face $1,000 in fines.

FAST FACT: NASCAR drivers do not need a valid driver's license ... only a NASCAR license.  So, Kyle -- currently 3rd in Sprint Cup points -- is not in jeopardy of getting yanked out of his #18 ride.

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TheHOLETruth    

Don't fret, Star Struck California Celebrity Justice Judges are there to save the day.

1197 days ago
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moso    

What a jerk! Could have killed someone. And why didn't they arrest him for that?

1197 days ago
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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1197 days ago
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Majestik    

Nascar "STUD"?????

Try Nascar Dud, and he got the nickname "Wild Thing" because he's a hack driver. That idiot has caused more wrecks and feuds in Nascar than the whole history of Nascar.

Now he's following in his brother's footsteps, at least Kurt grew up and improved. This thing needs to be beaten with a smart ruler.

1197 days ago
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Scott    

But he knows how to drive fast cut him some slack.....

1197 days ago
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Brittany    

seriously?? only $1000 in fines??? You would think he would've gotten his car towed....spent some time in jail....and a heftier fine than $1000. And I don't think he'll be saved by California Celebrity Justice. He's a nascar driver, not a football player or a movie star

1197 days ago
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Gatanegra    

Nice way to put others in danger a**hole!!

1197 days ago
8.

john    

Nascar needs to lock him in a room for five minutes with Jimmy Spencer. It worked for Kurt Busch.

1197 days ago
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gibbs    

The rules apply to everyone on the roads. Lock him up and take away his license. This behavior puts everyone at risk.

1197 days ago
10.

Giggles    

What an idiot. Throw the book at him.

1197 days ago
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Gheri    

Real nice....arrogant SOB.... kill an innocent person. You are suppose to ba an example a hero...not an idiot!!

1197 days ago
12.

svizzy    

thank god i live in germany. just did 190mph on the autobahn.

1197 days ago
13.

Jim    

I want to live in Germany.

1197 days ago
14.

Majestik    

Best line in Nascar, Evah!!

Tony Stewart commenting on Kyle Busch after being wrecked by Busch "They name streets after guy's like him, one way and dead end!!!"

1197 days ago
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mamajj    

STUD???? Who in the h*ll writes this stuff. He is anything but a stud. I would say a$$ hole, jerk, moron, cry baby, arrogant b@stard oh I could sit here all day coming up w/adjectives to describe this tool but STUD is not one of them. Please people get your facts straight. He is also known as Little Shrub in the Nascar word a nickname he hates. so I say use that one.

And what the h*ll was he doing driving so fast on a public street? Does he not care about the fine folks who live in that town? I guess not. Jerk

1197 days ago
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