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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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31.

Mike Wo    

I don't know when NASCAR changed the rule for having a valid driver's license to compete but they need to bring it back. These over paid taxi drivers should have to obey the laws like everyone else. Loosing your license for 30 days for 15 mph over the limit times 6 would sideline Busch for 6 months. Bet he would leave speeding for the track. Lesson well learned?

1225 days ago
32.

JJ    

Nascar stud - that is funny as hell - STUD????? hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

1225 days ago
33.

brian palacios    

ya the guy didnt get arrested cause its a simple fact hes rich and rich can get away with murder

1225 days ago
34.

Tee    

Jenny...are you really that clueless? He was driving almost THREE times the posted speed limit. Do you have a clue how long it would take him to stop if someone stepped out in front of him? If you don't care about the local people, do you have any idea what hitting a large animal at that speed would do to Busch and his car?

Yes, I have driven over the speed limit, but not anywhere near that speed. That was just plain reckless and dumb@ss stupid!

1225 days ago
35.

jeff    

GO KYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!

1225 days ago
36.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Jenny, You said just chill. Are you an idiot too. Can you imagine somebody (an innocent person) starting to pull out of their driveway or turning. Even if they saw his car coming, they'ed never know what hit them. A car going that fast would cover a quarter mile in seconds. And like someone else said, this moron wouldn't be able to stop or steer around a vehicle or person. Someone would have died. But yeah, I guess you're right. We should just chill. But I'm sure if he splattered someone in your family, you would have a totally different opinion!

1225 days ago
37.

Bobo Frog    

Check out those herpes sores!

1225 days ago
38.

Kid Pawley    

I love all you Ambassadors of NASCAR. Never mind if Busch had killed someone in your family . . . would it still be "yeeeeee-hawwwwww Bubba!! He went and dun 128 on tha street!!!" No. Instead, it would be your sorry asses getting dressed in your Sunday best - and lawyer-in' up to get a payday.

1225 days ago
39.

PAUL    

The locals are at his mercy. Kyle too local contractors for lots of money, and now he is trying to run over our kids ... 83 miles an hour over the speed limit??? Thats a felony. Might as well pulled a gun on someone

1225 days ago
40.

PAUL    

5 MILES FROM A SCHOOL ZONE

1225 days ago
41.

PAUL    

The locals are at his mercy. Kyle too local contractors for lots of money, and now he is trying to run over our kids ... 83 miles an hour over the speed limit??? Thats a felony. Might as well pulled a gun on someone KIDS WERE GETTING OUT OF SCHOOL 5 MILES AWAY AT TROUTMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL WHEN HE GOT THIS TICKET

1225 days ago
42.

PokerStar    

I think the average Nascar driver earns $500.00 a lap. Kyle races 2 cars and truck, so his average is much higher then that.

How do you do 128 in a 45 mph zone though? Wow . . .

Love or hate him, he is one of the best drivers in Nascar.

Slow it down Kyle, save it for the race track. No need for that on a public road where you put everyone else at risk.

1225 days ago
43.

White Lightning    

I hope he was running some white lightning, like the people who started NASCAR! He knows how to handle an extra 100 mph over the speed limit. Although, my BMW will do 140 mph, my butt would still be in jail. Were did he go? Home? Sorry, I hope the city burns his drivers lisense, but Nascar has no business to fine him when he is off the clock and on his own time. I might need to bump up from a BMW M5 to a 2012 Lexus?

1225 days ago
44.

ang    

He is such a prick! I wish he hit a wall that fast.

1225 days ago
45.

cindy    

Bet the would have clocked him at well over 150 if those dumbo ears of his hadn't caused so much wind resistance

1225 days ago
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