NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch likes to go fast, on and off of the track. On April 29th Busch received a speeding citation in Denver, NC for going 60 MPH in a 40 MPH area. The officer that gave the citation to Busch noted that he had a “disrespectful attitude” during the traffic stop.
Speeding tickets are a fairly normal part of life though, I would dare say that a high percentage of people will at least be stopped for speeding once in their lives. For Busch this wasn’t his first traffic issue however. In Richmond, VA in 2006 Busch received a citation for reckless driving. This was given out after he apparently “chirped” his tires while peeling out from a local fast food restaurant’s parking lot. Then in 2011 Busch received a speeding citation in Iredell County, North Carolina for going 128 MPH in a 45 MPH area.
I can only imagine what that traffic stop was like.
After the 2011 incident Busch released a public statement.
It Was A Lapse In Judgement. 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.
Three tickets in eight years really isn’t an overwhelming number. I am sure that you can think of plenty of other celebrities and athletes who have had many more run-ins with the law and probably for far worse things. However, Busch should probably work on not getting anymore traffic tickets anytime in the near future. Over the last few years NASCAR has gotten a bit fine happy and the last thing that Busch would want is for his traffic issues to start becoming a NASCAR issue.