Kyle Busch is Fast in the Wrong Places
Kyle Busch has been called reckless many times. Now he has the traffic citation to prove it.
On Tuesday, Busch was observed by officers of the Iredell County Sheriff's Department, driving a yellow Lexus sports car recklessly on congested country rounds. They clocked the vehicle doing nearly three times the posted speed limit at 128 mph in a 45 zone. Talk about the need for speed.
He was stopped and cited for careless and reckless driving, and speeding. Busch was ticketed and immediately released. (If it was me I would still be looking for a bail bondsman.)
The Toyota was a prototype concept car on loan to the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. With an estimated sticker price of $300,000, Busch described the car to the officers as a "Toy."
That part of North Carolina is somewhat congested at that time of the day. Many residents were outraged that Busch seemed to get preferential treatment due to his celebrity status. The sheriff's department defended their handling of the traffic stop saying the officer was within policy to cite and release the NASCAR driver.
Later in the day Busch released this statement: "Today I received a traffic citation in Iredell County. I was test driving a new sports car and I got carried away. I went beyond the speed I should have been going on a public road. I apologize to the public, my fans, sponsors, and race teams for my lack of judgment. I take responsibility for my actions and I can assure you that something like this will never happen again. I thank the Iredell County Sheriff's Department and all law enforcement for the hard work they do every day to protect the public and to enforce the laws in a fair and equitable manner."Continued on the next page