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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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