We said it once, and we'll say it again: it's a good thing racing drivers aren't required to hold a valid driver's license in order to race. We know it sounds funny, but if they did, some of our best drivers would be out of work.

The latest high-profile incident, as you may recall, revolves around Kyle Busch. The NASCAR driver was busted back in May behind the wheel of a yellow Lexus LFA, driving 128 mph in a... well, at those speeds, it hardly matters what the posted limit was, but it was a 45 mph zone. At the time, Busch received a citation, but now he's had his day in court.

So... how did it go for the current Sprint Cup points leader? Not all that well, we're afraid. Apparently instead of taking Busch's proven superlative driving skills into account, the judge opted to throw the book at Busch to make an example of him. The champ had his license revoked for 45 days, was fined $1,000, sentenced to 30 days of community service and put under probation for one year.

Do you think the sentence was fair and proportionate to the crime? Cast your vote in our poll below.




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      Compujas
      • 3 Years Ago
      He was caught doing 83 over the limit and you're asking if a 45 day license suspension, $1,000 and 30 days community service is fair? Why was he only given a citation at the time and not arrested on the spot for reckless driving and probably some form of reckless endangerment. Had this been any regular person they wouldn't have been given a chance to prove their capability behind the wheel, so why should it matter here? Not to mention his prior record of reckless driving (from the previous article). It always amazes me how some people are more "equal" than others.
        Tom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Compujas
        I agree -- any non-famous person caught doing this would have done jail time.
        tarheel91
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Compujas
        I hardly think its fair to judge him without knowing the details of the situation. I think we'd all agree that 128 on a busy city street is irresponsible and dangerous. However, doing that on a country road with no one else around and good visibility? I think we've all done something like that. Without knowing the details of the situation, I don't think its fair to judge him either way.
          EXP Jawa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tarheel91
          Without knowing the details of the situation? Is there a situation that makes that kind of speed in public OK? Whether you or I may or may not have done this when no one was around is irrelevant. Going 128 MPH on public roads is reckless and irresponsible no matter how you shake it. Even if its farm country, with no houses, no playing children and nobody on a road bike exercising to put in danger, should a deer emerge from the side of the road - which they're prone to doing around here - its going to make a big mess of that fancy car. And be potentially hazardous to the driver.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tarheel91
          He did it on a residential street... This story was posted on here a few months ago.
      Jake
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am not sure what I was voting for, but I saw "boogidy boogidy boogidy,"
      ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      If he did that speed in a Kia Cee'd diesel, his sin shall be forgotten.
      Blue
      • 3 Years Ago
      He got off incredibly lightly. I got suspended for six months for doing 34km/h over the limit. 80mph is stupidly fast, and any normal driver would get hooning or reckless endangerment, and lose their licence for two years.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      So who are the 390+ or so idiots that agreed that "Kyle Busch can and should be allowed to drive as fast as he sees fit!"?!? I don't give a crap if he's the best damn driver in the world, the fact remains that he was on public roads that are not designed for 128 MPH. Nor are other drivers on the road expecting to see a lunatic go that fast. But ya know what, after a little bit of Google Image Searching, I take that all back. If he was racing home to THIS, then, well I guess I can't blame him: http://www.playerwives.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ap.jpg
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        She's anorexic and she's a little b*tch. Nothing much to go home to.
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.... ... although to be fair, he actually DID the too fast a time before he got fined. Which I guess was his problem :-)
      john m
      • 3 Years Ago
      You or I probably would have received jail time for that. He got off easy I think. Question... Did M&M's make him buy the yellow LF-A or did they buy it for him? ...or maybe he just likes yellow?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @john m
        He didn't buy the LF-A, this happened on a test drive.
      Bill Schweinsburg
      • 3 Years Ago
      I've always had a lot of respect for Gibbs. When he was a coach, he seemed like he held his players to a higher standard. But he seems to let this little idiot do whatever he wants, without even a slap on the wrist.Any one of us would have gone to jail for stunt like this.& for those of you saying it was OK because he's a racecar driver and knows how to handle a car,,,,,you're idiots. Thats the EXACT reason why he shouldn't be doing stuff like this and should get the book thrown at him. He gets to drive every week at 180 mph. He gets to get it out of his system and get paid for it at the same time.This guy needs to grow up. I hate to tell him, but that "bad boy" image he's been working soooooooo hard on , just isn't happening.He's just making himself look like an ass.
      Justin Robertson
      • 3 Years Ago
      He got off easy on this one. I believe in FL if you're going 30 over you get the cuffs. I wonder how the probation is going to be handled with all his traveling or if his officer is a fan lol
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      this kyle busch guy deserves to lose his license for several reasons: 1. the name Kyle 2. the name Busch 3. for driving a lexus
      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was find $1000? Sweet. I wish I would find money after getting speeding tickets. PS: I passed 3rd grade. Apparently the writer of this article did not.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Oh look, cashsixeight finally makes a non-negative comment on a NASCAR article, yet makes himself look like a total a** in the process.
        mrpinto
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Who cares?
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      Worst. Poll. Ever. Also, Kyle Bush is a little bitch so I have no sympathy.
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