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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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46.

Bob    

Kyle said he was glad he had got it slowed down, before they clocked him. He knows he was going to fast. He said so. Things happen. Give the guy a break.

1158 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Douchebag.

1158 days ago
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KB ALL THE WAY     

wait a minute...you all wish you had the fame to get out of a ticket..."reckless" is for people who don't know what they are doing...he does 128 MPH on the caution laps...he is professional. I was hit head on by a drunk driver 5 years ago going about 50...I would feel safe driving with Kyle Busch at 128 MPH in a 45 for the love of God...

1158 days ago
49.

DubstepDistribution    

what a prick. This guy needs to be convicted. POS

1158 days ago
50.

Ashera    

He's my fav NASCAR driver.. we all make mistakes -- thankfully his didn't end up killing someone. Hope he is honest when he says he won't do that ever again.

1158 days ago
51.

Mare    

STUD?...are you serious? It's Kyle Busch. Bugs Bunny was more a STUD than he can ever hope to be.

1158 days ago
52.

Kat    

I got pulled over doing 82 in a 70 in NC and got my a$$ handed to me, I spent a day in court writing checks after they immediately revokedmy license for going 12 over the speed limit. Dude is in some serious trouble in NC, they take their traffic violations seriously.

1158 days ago
53.

TheUltraworld    

That's one ugly stud

1158 days ago
54.

Paul Gozzo    

Thish elps with your street cred Kyle! N ice. Not the smartest man....but it helps in a wierd way. Haters will still hate on ya, no worries there, but you are still one of the best wheelmen in the world!

1158 days ago
55.

Tony    

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

Who is the prick wishing he hit a wall doing 128+MPH? Just sayin'

1158 days ago
56.

Wenlovesdalejr    

Wow! He is an ass on the track and off. I wonder what Joe Gibbs is going to say about this. Love your comment Majestik. He is most definetely not a STUD!!

1158 days ago
57.

Noneurbusiness    

Thought he went by "Shrub" lol

1158 days ago
58.

Scott    

And that Car is worth .... 350k plus taxes

Pretty sure he could of out ran them!!!!!

128mph is slow for that car

1158 days ago
59.

Paulie Paul    

Will Nascar suspend or majorly fine Kyle Busch for being 83mph over a posted speed limit. If Nascar does not step in to do anything about this it means they do not RESPECT the American Public.

1157 days ago
60.

Paulie Paul    

What kind of Suspension or Fine will Nascar put on Kyle Busch for His Disrespect of the law? If Nascar does not do something about this why do other sports figures have to hold themselves to a higher standard?

1157 days ago
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