Life is tough, ain't it? We pay to see professional racing drivers hurtling around at breakneck speeds on the race track, but then give them tickets and even revoke their licenses for doing what they do best once off the race track. We see it all the time. Lewis Hamilton has run into his share of trouble. So has Danica Patrick. David Coulthard even got one during a Formula One demonstration on public streets. Even F1 team principals like Ross Brawn and Ron Dennis have run afoul of speed limits. And now, Kyle Busch is having his turn.

The front-running NASCAR driver was reportedly busted in Mooresville, North Carolina driving a yellow Lexus LFA supercar at 128 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone. Carry the one, divide by pi... that's nearly three times the posted limit. So did he get arrested and carted off to jail on the spot like the rest of us would? Not quite, but he did receive a citation and will have to answer for his illegal behavior, and could stand to lose his license. Fortunately, NASCAR doesn't require its drivers to have a valid state license in order to race.

The LFA was reportedly on loan to Busch from Lexus, whose parent company's Toyota stock cars he drives in NASCAR. This wasn't the first time Busch has been busted for reckless driving in public, having pleaded guilty to performing a burnout in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in Virginia back in 2006, and cited for going 55 in a 35 zone in 2008 in the same Irdell County, NC, where he was busted again yesterday.

For his part, Busch has apologized for the incident and reportedly acted courteously towards law enforcement throughout the ordeal.


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      diffrunt
      • 4 Years Ago
      Once a racer, always a racer.
      Klinkster
      • 4 Years Ago
      So Busch will appear before the judge who will present him an option. 1) $2000 fine and a whack of demerit points; or 2) he can attend local Driver's Ed training and pay a $100 parking ticket. /me laughs at Busch behind a student desk in Driver's Ed. I'm sure all the other class participants will get lots done too. :D
      Andre Neves
      • 4 Years Ago
      LoL, how do you get clocked at 128 and NOT get arrested for it!? If it were any other joe-shmoe, he would've been dragged out of the car, tazed, cuffed, & given a free ride in the back of a Crown Vic.
        StegRacing@youtube
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Because in signs of trouble he would have washed off 50mph before 90% of the rest of us have lifted off the throttle! I seriously believe professional drivers should have a different licence class.. Maybe not a 128mph one... 110 should suffice :)
      johnnyichiban
      • 4 Years Ago
      Was he making out with a chick while piloting the LFA like my boy Han? I bet wouldn't have gotten a ticket if he were making out with a chick like my boy Han.
      callipygousd
      • 4 Years Ago
      I actually saw that same car driving around yesterday. It was a young guy with scruffy facial hair. Not sure it was him or not, but surely there aren't two yellow LF-As with spoilers just north of Charlotte. I was at a stop sign and he pulled in to turn onto the road I was turning off. I thought I was cool sitting in my s2000. I saw it coming down the road and just sat at the stop sign so I could get a good look at it. Then he slowed down when he drove past me, probably envious of my car ;) I gave him a thumbs up, and he hit the gas and took off down the road. That thing sounds AMAZING! This was just a few miles from where he got pulled over apparently.
        CobraFreak7
        • 4 Years Ago
        @callipygousd
        i saw the same one months ago too. it was (of all places) outside a burgerking. it took me a long time to find out it was one of two in the world! i would have taken more pictures if i had known that at the time
      Reuben
      • 4 Years Ago
      He is trailer trash & incredibly stupid, selfish & immature...he could have killed a family going out to dinner or just running errands...but plenty of nascar "fans" will worship him as some kind of hill-billy moron...Busch is a waste of DNA.
        david opanga
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Reuben
        trailer trash?? hill billy?? dude grew up in Nevada, probably know more about what hes doing then you do on the street. and as far as a waste of dna? kid has over 60 wins in nascar that right their proves his worth, well atleast in america it does. now as for the rest of your comments, i agree
        marcosc
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Reuben
        Ditto!
        Carzzz
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Reuben
        why are you leaving senior citizen comments on an auto blog site? that LFA can stop faster from 128mph than most rusty drum brake beaters from 50.
      DC
      • 4 Years Ago
      Give the LF-A a smidge of open road, and 128mph can happen so fast, I don't see a big deal here. I'd rather have a professional race car driver stretch his legs in that thing than Paris Hilton.
        ratpack
        • 4 Years Ago
        @DC
        sure it does happen fast, so does deaths happen fast... just imagine some kid jumpin out of nowhere on the road and getting killed just because you didnt follow the speed limits.
      TOM ADDY FOODS B
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nascar sucks
      jaazani
      • 4 Years Ago
      jerk cop
      longducdong
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, but thats just reckless. Most of us would have been carted off to jail, and our cars impounded. Must be nice to be a celebrity puke.
      • 4 Years Ago
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        Carzzz
        • 4 Years Ago
        actually since he is a celebrity, and has ties to the region, he will pay a significantly higher fine than your average joe. yes he did not get carded off to jail like most would, but he will make up for that with thousands of dollars going to the county. Our cities need money, not crowded jails.
      Doug
      • 4 Years Ago
      This guy is nothing but trouble - I hope this gets a review from NASCAR as to his penalty from the Harvick incident and he gets suspended from racing.
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